Construction Documents and Services

Supplemental architectural services can: • help architects generate income • increase the value of the firm through diversification • help attract new clients or keep the firm involved with existing patrons • be used as special projects for young professionals to nurture their development. Each supplemental architectural service in this series includes bullet points on See the full article →

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The current MasterFormat Divisions are:   PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS GROUP: Division 00 — Procurement and Contracting Requirements SPECIFICATIONS GROUP General Requirements Subgroup Division 01 — General Requirements Facility Construction Subgroup Division 02 — Existing Conditions(natural conditions) Division 03 — Concrete(footing) Division 04 — Masonry(concrete block/brick) Division 05 — Metals(beams) Division 06 — Wood, Plastics See the full article →

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4 days - Architect issue addendum to all bidders for acceptable substitution  7 days - Architect issue cert of payment after Contractor applies - Owner pays - Contractor pays subs and suppliers - Contractor can stop work if Architect does not issue a Contractor of Pay or Architect does not pay within 7 days - See the full article →

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Some of the most high risk decisions come on the job site during construction administration when what the contractor builds doesn't agree with the contract documents. Here is a short quiz on difficult construction situations. 1. You are the architect for an auditorium facility, which contains an underground concrete utility trench. The contractor asks you See the full article →

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ICC-ES is the International Code Council Evaluation Service. ICC-ES came into being on February 1, 2003, when America's four building-product evaluation services officially combined their operations. The four "legacy" evaluation services that came together to form ICC-ES were the National Evaluation Service, Inc.; BOCAI Evaluation Services; ICBO Evaluation Service, Inc.; and SBCCI Public Service Testing See the full article →

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When trying to describe to someone which way the down swings, this can be handy, or more confusing. But its always good to know terminology, b/c you never know what is going to show up on a test See the full article →

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