The submittal process on a construction project is a difficult one. The contractor is required to submit shop drawings, product samples, manufacturer’s specifications, etc. establishing that the contractor’s proposed method of performance will comply with the contract requirements. If the contractor is proposing to deviate from those requirements, the contractor must clearly and prominently say so.
ICC Evaluation Service LLC (ICC-ES) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that is expected to increase awareness and use of GreenFormat, a CSI format that allows manufacturers to organize and report the properties of their products that affect sustainability. Designers, contractors, and building operators use GreenFormat to find products with properties that help them achieve their green goals.
The Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) Board of Directors has created a new office that will strive to improve the professional practice of construction management. Heading the new office will be William Heitz, president of Atlanta-based Heery International Inc.