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Managing client expectations

“On time, on budget, and on scope” is the mantra of project managers tasked with delivering projects for their clients. Often, however, things change. For example, the client may find that the business climate has changed, necessitating change in the scope, or additional details may emerge that make the project more complex. The key from … Continue reading

Information on state public-private partnerships now available

Yvonne Castillo, formerly the Public Policy Strategist at The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the new head of Schinnerer’s risk management program, recently reported that the AIA, in conjunction with the National Council of Public Private Partnerships and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), has developed a significant briefing source for information about … Continue reading

Scaffolding collapse

Three employees of a contractor were injured when scaffolding failed under the weight of a concrete slab that was being poured. The injured workers, unable to sue the contractor because of workers’ compensation protections, filed suit against the owner, architect, and engineer. The suit against the owner was dismissed because the owner had surrendered the … Continue reading