Construction & Development White Papers

White Papers from leading Construction & Development experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant Construction & Development topics.

Real Time Quality Assurance at the Job Site

June 24, 2016

When it comes to construction, there's getting the job done...and there's getting the job done right. As with most systems, this involves a series of quality and safety checks. In recent years, technological changes and market regulations have brought construction quality and safety issues into the spotlight. With the ever-present problem of construction risk, having the ability to leverage new digital technologies to improve inspections is a boon for companies.

The Extinction of Paper Based Specifications

June 24, 2016

When data has to be entered manually in multiple programs, or copied and pasted from program to program it opens the door to errors to occur. Paper documents reap havoc on construction spec management. The overall accuracy of a project's records become eroded and when team members are working with the same files, they may inadvertently insert duplicate or erroneous data without other users knowing, and suddenly your faced with a paper takeover and confusion within your project. Download this free white paper now.

Mitigating the Costs of Change in Construction

June 3, 2016

Changes in construction projects can cause ripple effects that turn into tidal waves of delay and cost. This white paper focuses on lowering the cost of change and what can be done to prevent rising costs. Learn how you can better manage the different parts of the project to offset cost escalation. In this white paper you will learn: - Cost effective solutions to change - Defining a framework for change - Coordinating with special teams - Common conditions of change

Key Construction Contract Terms

June 17, 2015

There are many risk shifting, risk alleviating and/or risk sharing clauses that should be read carefully. Below are some of the more important ones to read first when reviewing a contract. Most construction contracts require the contractor to submit written notice to the owner or architect within a defined period of time after an event arises causing a change in time or cost to the contact. Such notice requirements are requirements are imposed to protect the interest of the owner, who may be unaware of the causes of a particular event. Failure to provide notice may result in the waiver of the contractor’s rights. Section 4.3.2, 4.3.5 and 4.3.7 of the standard AIA A201 contract document defines the necessary steps and time frame to notify the owner of potential changes in cost or time to the contract.