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If architects have not been the payment certifier from the start of the project, they cannot certify substantial performance, but the owner and contractor may do so upon mutual agreement.
Issued for Construction documents have been around a long time; long enough for the technology used to produce them to have changed extensively. Has your process changed to take advantage of the efficiencies available or are you still cutting and pasting?...
Is there a Cloud on Your Horizon?
More and more, the computer industry is promoting the Cloud. In the time since this article was first drafted, there has been a ten-fold increase in media references to the Cloud. A new article discusses questions, issues and pros and cons with using the “Cloud” for digital storage.
A lot of people live with a lot of ambiguity in various forms of communication. Statistically, GenX and GenY are more comfortable with ambiguity than older groups. While ambiguity may be accepted in casual communication, when acting as the construction contract administrator, it is important to be clear and to understand the difference between Substantial Completion and Performance...
Deemed Completion hasn’t always been with us. The origins of Deemed Completion are in danger of being lost in the mists of time. As explained to the writer, originally there was only Completion.