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New ConsensusDocs Design-Build Joint Venture Agreement Published

The ConsensusDocs Coalition has published and released a new Joint Venture Agreement for a Design-Build Project. It is the first industry standard joint venture contract for firms combining to take the prime risk on a design-build project. On design-build projects there is usually a prime—a developer, a design-build entity, a contractor, or a design firm—serving … Continue reading

Improving Health Through the Built Environment

There is always a lot of buzz about “green” design and construction, but you don’t hear as much about “healthy” design and construction. The Northern California chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is promoting healthier design and construction via their Building Health Initiative. The Building Health Initiative will promote the idea that “health and … Continue reading

Measuring Sustainability: LEED and Green Globes

The U.S. Green Building Council has had great success in promoting the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) system as a third-party verification system to recognize sustainable features of a building. LEED, however, is not the only rating system in use. LEED in fact has had numerous critics in the past, and as detailed … Continue reading

Welcome to the New Schinnerer RM Blog

For those of you who have been following us on blog at our old site, we’d like to say thank you. We’ve tried to post meaningful content since we began regularly publishing to our blog in 2010. However, the time to switch to a different, more robust platform has come. So we’re leaving the old … Continue reading