October 9, 2014
Costing Construction

Let’s start with a little bit of sarcasm. Imagine an advertisement for the latest construction estimating software; “…With click and drag speed you can choose from thousands of line items of unit cost national average data and build accurate cost estimates…blah, blah, blah! ”  

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October 2, 2014
Job Order Contracts for Emergency Response

Natural disasters and mechanical failures, such as a water line break or a bridge bearing failure, can create an emergency event that requires an immediate response to stabilize the building, site or impacted area, to clean up, and to make the required repairs.   

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September 25, 2014
8 Thought-Provoking Findings from Survey on Energy Efficiency

The United States Conference of Mayors recently published a report titled Energy Efficiency and Technologies in America’s Cities.   

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September 18, 2014
FAQ: Remove and Reinstall Pricing Best Practices

What is the proper way to account for the careful removal of an item and reinstallation of that same material in a JOC Price Proposal? This question is frequently posed to facility owners by their JOC contractors.

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September 11, 2014
How My Marriage Counselor Helped Me Understand Change Orders

One of the many great things about my marriage is my wife doesn’t really understand what I do, and as a result, she doesn’t read my blogs either, so I am safe in writing about the time we went to a marriage counselor.  

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