An On-the-Job Construction Administration Resource for Architects
Co-written by an architect and an attorney, this is the ideal desktop guide for architects, engineers, and other design professionals in need of expert advice on navigating the construction process and anticipating, avoiding, and managing liability risks. This invaluable construction administration resource leads you, step-by-step, through a typical project--from contract to closeout.
Construction Administration for Architects provides tested techniques for proactively minimizing potential construction problems, and responding strategically when unforeseen events occur. Covering private and public sector work, this comprehensive handbook contains essential information for emerging professionals as well as in-depth strategies for experienced industry veterans. Useful tips, checklists, and real-world examples are included throughout the book.
Construction Administration for Architects covers:
Agreements and contracts
Construction document details, such as specifications, drawing notes, project scope, credits, and cost estimates
Requests for proposal, bidding, and construction contract negotiation
Field testing, inspection, and certification of work
Documents management, including requests for substitution, requests for information, submittals, and applications for payment
Problems and disputes, such as poor workmanship, hidden conditions, and change order requests
Contract closeout details, including schedule claims, retainage, and liens
Post-construction warranty work and records retention
Managing and limiting liability risk