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Designing to a Budget

Designing to a Budget

Posted: November 15, 2016 |

Owners keep the design on budget by working with their architects

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A Takeoff Is a Takeoff – or Is It?

A Takeoff Is a Takeoff – or Is It?

Posted: November 4, 2016 |

A project might seem like a sequential process: owner seeks desired result; architect designs blueprints based off the desire; blueprints are converted into plans; quantitative measurements are done against the plans; estimate is submitted; bid is won; project is built. It’s pretty simple, right? No, not exactly.

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Building a Preliminary Project Budget

Building a Preliminary Project Budget

Posted: October 25, 2016 |

"How much is it going to cost?" This seems to be the inevitable question asked by all owners of construction projects.

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Can You Collect on Oral Change Orders?

Can You Collect on Oral Change Orders?

Posted: October 19, 2016 |

Every construction project deserves a written contract. For residential work, 31 states and the District of Columbia require a written agreement. But what about contract changes? Is a written change order required every single time you do extra work?

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