VOLUME Construction Advisor Today   ISSUE 149   MARCH 07, 2012


By Bruce Jervis


Construction contract forms published by professional associations, notably the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Civil Engineers, detail the project administration duties of the design professional. These responsibilities range from monitoring work for compliance with the drawings and specifications to approving contractor payment applications. On paper, at least, the design professional’s role in the construction process is comprehensive. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and International Code Council (ICC) have released new publications promoting green buildings. ... Read more.


By Steve Rizer

There are several reasons why construction companies’ total quality management (TQM) systems fail, Thomas Frisby, who owns a construction consulting firm, told attendees of a webinar that WPL Publishing held earlier this month. TQM, the concept of customer satisfaction through quality processes and continuous improvement, was developed by W. Edwards Deming after World War II and used by the Japanese to become an industrial giant. ... Read more.





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