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Reality check

Reality Check (#7 of 10 Principles)

Reality check Successful projects need a reality check before finalizing the construction package at about the 50% complete point in the design process. The design team will help establish allowance amounts for unselected items that will satisfy the client’s goals about quality without having to make all selections and designing all detail. The reality check…

Team

Teamwork (#6 of 10 Principles)

Teamwork  At a recent grand opening we celebrated the 100% completion pf a residential project and  the great results of teamwork. It was hard to remember who on the team was most responsible for driving the design. The architectural principle could see the initial ideas were carried through design and construction. The Project Architect controlled…

Principle #9 – Owner Leverage

Preserving leverage as long as possible in the construction process.   I love the quote from President Reagan: “Trust but verify.”  It worked with the Soviet Union on an INF treaty, it works with my kids concerning their location and activity, and it works on residential projects during construction. In our 9th Principle: Protecting Owner…