AIA releases three COVID-19 tools

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released two new resources and one revised resource to support employers, public officials, and design professionals with re-occupying buildings more safely.The AIA embarked on an initiative to explore how design strategies, backed by science, can be a public health solution. “Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Buildings” is intended... Continue Reading →

EJCDC publishes 2020 editions of E-500 and E-570

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) recently published revised versions of E-500, Standard Form Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services, and E-570, Agreement Between Engineer and Subconsultant for Professional Services.E-500 Main Agreement UpdatesE-500 is a comprehensive standard contract for engineering design services and related construction phase engineering and administrative services. The terms... Continue Reading →

AIA publishes sustainable projects documents

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) added to its current sustainable project exhibits by releasing its newest document, C204-2020, Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services. In addition, the AIA published an updated version of D503-2020, Guide for Sustainable Projects, which is available as a free download.The new C204 is for use by a sustainability consultant (architect... Continue Reading →

MEP engineers face increased risk during pandemic

As professionals, engineers face a high level of exposure to professional liability claims. As licensed design professionals, their responsibilities may go beyond simply designing projects to meet existing codes and standards. In some cases, registration laws clearly mandate the obligation of professional engineers to protect public health and safety—and this could be construed as designing... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 creates shortage of bikes

Retail groups are reporting a spike in bike sales over the last two months as city dwellers have purchased bikes in unprecedented numbers (Editor's note: a simple account will need to be created to access the full article). With shelter-in-place orders and the use of public transportation limited due to fears of coronavirus, Americans flocked... Continue Reading →

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