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EJCDC releases four updated engineering contracts

Last week we posted about new contracts from the AIA. This week we’re focusing on new contracts from EJCDC. Engineers should be aware that the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) released four updated documents late in 2015. They are: E-560, Standard Form of Agreement Between Engineer and Land Surveyor E-564, Standard Form of Agreement … Continue reading

Check out these new AIA documents

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released nine new standard contract documents, including a new owner/consultant agreement, the C103–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services, and two accompanying scope of service exhibits. The C103 establishes expectations between an owner and a consultant on a project. … Continue reading

Drone use can put firms at risk beyond their knowledge

The use of drones in the planning, design, and evaluation of the construction of a capital asset continues to evolve. Often, such usage is by inexperienced operators who lack both knowledge of and respect for the legal and practical aspects of drone use. There are many issues professional service firms need to confront if they … Continue reading

New study connects worker cognition to indoor air quality

A recent study published in the monthly journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, revealed that cognitive scores were 61% higher when participants were exposed to conditions similar to those in green buildings, and were 101% higher on days in so-called “Green+ days.” Participants in the study included architects, designers, programmers, engineers, creative marketers, and managers. The study … Continue reading