Construction, er make that CONTRACT, Administration services: a primer (law note)

[Update 12:42 pm ET, 11/3/11– CA is for Construction Contract Administration, or “Contract Administration” for short- thanks Liz O’Sullivan]  One of the Architect’s responsibilities on a construction project is that of construction contract administration (“CA”).  While not every contract contemplates the architect performing a CA role, most commercial construction projects do.  What, exactly, should be included in […]

Understanding the Construction Bond Claims Process in North Carolina (guest post)

As an architect, engineer, or other design professional, you may be called upon to assist the owner when a bond claim has been made, and a new contractor is being brought in to take over the project.    Therefore, it is important to understand how the surety handles bond claims and the bonding process, in general.  With […]

Changes to your Scope of Services on the Construction Project (law note)

Our office is in the middle of a large renovation.  It’s been several months of drilling, sawing, painting, carpeting– you name it.  I’m proud to say that we have had not one change to the scope of work during that time.  <insert maniacal laughter here>.  Okay, that’s simply not true.  Change–like death, taxes, and bodily functions–happens. In […]

Learn from SONY: Don’t use trash talk in your construction project emails!

Lessons in construction administration come from everywhere — including the SONY scandal. In case you are a bear hibernating in a cave (in which case, go back to sleep!), you’ve heard about the SONY hacking that was apparently, but not definitively, done by North Korea due to their displeasure over the movie The Interview.  And, you […]

4 Federal Labor Laws Every Construction Manager Needs to Know (guest post)

Today, a guest post from Kristie Lewis, freelance writer for Construction Management Degree.  Kristie has written numerous articles on both construction training and education as well as industry news and trends. In her spare time, Kristie enjoys cooking in her newly remodeled kitchen and reading science fiction novels. You can reach out to her at Kristie.Lewis81@gmail.com.  Thanks for […]