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Fix Now, Point Finger Later:
Handling Unexpected Issues on a Construction Project
 
Differing Site Conditions: Court Affirms Contractor’s Reliance on Owner-Provided Geotech Information
 
Construction Superintendent - Exempt from Overtime?
 
What Do You Think Causes Construction Claims and Disputes? Think Again
 
Four of the Most Important Safety Regulations Every General Contractor Needs to Know
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
U.S. Supreme Court Alert: High Court Addresses Forum Selection Clause in Construction Dispute
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Healthcare Alert For Construction Industry: Employer Notification Deadlines Under The Affordable Care Act
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Faulty Workmanship:
Covered by Insurance? Depends
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Arbitration:
What is it? Why should you care?
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Workers’ Comp Costs:
Are You Ready for Increases in 2013?
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Project Documentation in 2013:
Having a Plan in Place for Success
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
From PDFs to IPD to BIM:
Lessons on Today’s Technology-Driven Construction Project
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
The Measured Mile: How to Estimate and Value Lost Productivity Claims
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING:
Additional Insured Status:
Legal Issues Involving Certificates of Insurance
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: Green Money and Green Buildings: An Overview of Sustainable Design and Construction
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: Green Building Codes Around the Globe.
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: What Are Your Three Words for 2012?
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: What’s in Store for LEED? Second Comment Period Open for LEED 2012
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: Minimizing the Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction (Part 2)
 
LEGALLY SPEAKING: Minimizing the Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction (Part 1)
 
The Future of Energy Star® and LEED® For Multifamily Housing
(Part One)
 
Who Is Responsible for the Weather?
Who should pay for delays caused by adverse weather conditions?
 
Which Documents Govern when they Differ?
Precedence of the Contract Documents
 
Efficient Resolution of Construction Disputes
Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
Some Construction Documents Are Not Contract Documents
It’s Important to Know the Difference
 
Initial Decision Maker (IDM)
A New Term – A New Concept in Contract Administration
 
Allowances In Construction Contracts
Avoiding Misunderstandings and Disputes
 
Imperfect Contract Documents
Who Pays for the Errors?
 
Introduction to Field Administration
How Can Intern Architects Learn How To Do It?
 
Conclusion of a Construction Contract
Part Three
When the Contractor Abdicates the Construction  and Terminates the Contract
 
Conclusion of a Construction Contract
Part Two
A Successfully Completed Contract,
A Gratified Owner, and a Contented Contractor
 
Conclusion of a Construction Contract
Part One
A Successfully Completed Contract,
A Gratified Owner, and a Contented Contractor
 
Responsibilities of the Owner under AIA’s 1997 Owner-Architect Agreement and the Construction Agreement
A Lopsided Construction Team
The Owner Doesn't Always Know What to Do
 
Professional Liability Claims Against Design Professionals
A Certificate of Merit May Be a Prerequisite
 
Possibility of Third Party Legal Claims
Risks for Architects Who Work for Owner-Builder-Developers
 
Complex Systems That Fail
When Is the Architect Liable?
 
Responsibilities of Creativity
Necessity of Disclosure and Informed Consent
   
A Major Cause of Professional Liability, Lawsuits and Arbitration Claims
Why Do Clients Sue Their Architects?
Consequences of Unwise Extension of Credit
 
When You Are the Arbitrator
Design and Construction Professionals Participating in the Dispute Resolution Process
 
Fast Track Construction
Is It Too Good To Be True? Can It Really Deliver?
 
Considerations in the General Contractor’s Decision to Bid or Not to Bid
 
A General Contractor’s View on the Low Bidder
 
Construction Industry Folklore 
Unlikely Bidding Systems
 
Testifying as a Percipient Witness in an Arbitration or Lawsuit
Architects and Engineers Involved in the Legal System
 
Architect’s Authority to Order Minor Changes during Construction
A Valuable and Convenient Tool for Architects But Is Subject to Abuse
 
Limits to the Architect’s Authority to Reject Defective Work
Such Decisions Cannot Be Arbitrary and Based Solely on Personal Opinion
 
Square Footage
Measuring the Area of Buildings.
A Simple Task. Or Is It?
 
WHEN IS AN ARCHITECT JUSTIFIED IN CERTIFYING THAT A CONTRACTOR BE EJECTED FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SITE?
 
CONSTRUCTION OBSERVATION SERVICES
Site Visitation and Reporting to the Owner
 
COPING WITH CHANGES DURING CONSTRUCTION
BURIED DEFECTS COULD MEAN FUTURE TROUBLE
 
People Who Don't Understand Drawings Graphic Dyslexia
 
Making a Clean Break
Ending the Client-Architect Relationship
 
Consultants’ Shop Drawings
Liability for Consultants’ Errors in Checking Shop Drawings
 
Quality Assurance/Quality Control: PROMOTING AND PRODUCING A QUALITY PRACTICE     
 
The Private Meeting
Supplemental to the Preconstruction Jobsite Conference
 
The Preconstruction Jobsite Conference
Part 1 — Getting The Construction Launched On The Right Foot
 
Shop Drawings
Part 2 — Learning To Live With This “Necessary Evil”
 
Shop Drawings
Part 1 — Learning To Live With This “Necessary Evil”
 
Unraveling the Mysteries of Construction Insurance
 
Doing Our Best to Avoid Claims
 
Coping With Change Orders
 
Don't Forget the Subcontractors (Part 2)
 
Don't Forget the Subcontractors (Part 1)
 
Consequences of Late Completion
 
Buried Defects Could Mean Future Trouble
 
Architect's Certification of Payments to the Contractor
 
Design/Build: What's It All About? Where Do You Fit In?
 
Professional Standard of Care For Architects and Engineers
 
The Architect's Pivotal Role in the Resolution of Construction Claims and Disputes
 
New Buildings That Leak
 

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