Hot potato: design firms as code examiners

Issue For a number of reasons, including budgetary cutbacks, lack of skilled workers, and staffing demands caused by disasters or emergency situations, local building code entities sometimes seek to transfer their administrative responsibilities to certify design compliance with codes or construction compliance with design and regulatory requirements to design firms. Challenges and Opportunities Stepping into... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 help from AIA contract documents program

The AIA Contract Documents program has been active in providing both articles and discussions on the impact of COVID-19 constraints on the operations of design professionals, contractual obligations of construction companies, and exposures of project owners. Many of the presentations look at how the standard AIA contract forms address extensions of contract time and recovery... Continue Reading →

Evaluating contractor delay claims related to COVID-19

It is certain that construction projects will be impacted during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Almost immediately after states issued stay-at-home orders, contractors started putting owners on notice that they are likely to have delay claims due to the social distancing guidelines as well as expected supply chain disruptions. If you have construction contract administration responsibilities... Continue Reading →

FIDIC provides COVID-19 guidance to engineering firms

FIDIC is a global organization with 102 Member Associations representing countries from all regions of the world. In English, the name of the organization translates to the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, and it comprises national organizations representing over 40,000 firms throughout the world. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the US Member... Continue Reading →

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