March 25, 2013, Comments Off

A fun acronym to remind you Typical insurance carried by an Architect: [per Article 2.5 of the B101 - 2007 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect] P rofessional […]


Barrier-free design facts and ADA basics

March 20, 2013, Comments Off

Facts the American Disabilities Act (ADA) became a federal law in 1990 the American Disabilities Act requires that all commercial and public accommoda ...


[VIDEOS] Typical Testing Standards used when writing performance based specifications

March 19, 2013, Comments Off

Testing Standards   Construction assembly tests: ASTM E119 “These test methods are intended to evaluate the duration for which the types of ...


What is the latch approach in terms of ADA toilet stall layout?

March 19, 2013, Comments Off

This post was inspired by @ADADesignGirl We were studying the ADAAG and the text referred to “latch approach” and rather than let our ego ...

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    Hazardous materials found on-site | Now what?
    March 18, 2013, Comments Off

    Here is a presentation by David Sinclair speaking about the “Redevelopment of Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA”. Topics include: The CSH Campus – History and Layout, The Walker Building, Hazardous Mat ...

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    4 Compensation Methods in the B101
    March 14, 2013, Comments Off

    How do I evaluate which compensation method to utilize? Determine whether you as the Architect, are being fairly compensated for the work required Ensure that the amount be asked for, […]

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    Supplementary Conditions and What they entail
    March 13, 2013, Comments Off

    Who is responsible for drafting or preparing the Supplementary Conditions or modifications? Owner Owners’ Legal Counsel Ownwers’ Insurance Counsel Supplementary Conditions encompass the following: Basic legal rights and responsi ...

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    The Code official and their Authority
    March 13, 2013, Comments Off

    What does a code official have the authority to enforce? A code official can enforce model codes and standards that are adopted by the local community government the Life Safety […]