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Construction Documents

The Transition From Pen and Paper to BIM

I am sure there are many similar stories that could be told by those who have been in the business for a while. This is part of my story...

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Construction Contract Administration

Statutory Declarations

The failure of a contractor to pay money owed to subtrades and suppliers for a project puts the project at risk of construction liens, schedule delays and potentially default by the contractor...

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Construction Documents

Drawings as Communication

Drawings are created in order to convey information. They are however, not the only way to do so. Information can be conveyed using any means perceptible to human senses...

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Construction Procurement

What is “Online Procurement”?

In simple terms, online procurement is a process using an electronic medium or platform through which buyers and suppliers of goods and services exchange information, data, files, etc. pertaining to goods and services to be procured by a buyer and to be supplied by interested suppliers

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Construction Contract Administration

When Can Architects Not Certify Substantial Performance?

If architects have not been the payment certifier from the start of the project, they cannot certify substantial performance, but the owner and contractor may do so upon mutual agreement.

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Construction Contract Administration

Issued for Construction Documents

Issued for Construction documents have been around a long time; long enough for the technology used to produce them to have changed extensively. Has your process changed to take advantage of the efficiencies available or are you still cutting and pasting?...

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2016

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Cloud Computing

ALLEN HUMPHRIES OAA

Is there a Cloud on Your Horizon? More and more, the computer industry is promoting the Cloud. In the time since this article was first drafted, there has been a ten-fold increase in media references to the Cloud. A new article discusses questions, issues and pros and cons with using the “Cloud” for digital storage.
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Substl. Completion vs. Performance - What’s the Difference?

ALLEN HUMPHRIES

A lot of people live with a lot of ambiguity in various forms of communication. Statistically, GenX and GenY are more comfortable with ambiguity than older groups. While ambiguity may be accepted in casual communication, when acting as the construction contract administrator, it is important to be clear and to understand the difference between Substantial Completion and Performance...
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Deemed Completion

ALLEN HUMPHRIES

Deemed Completion hasn’t always been with us. The origins of Deemed Completion are in danger of being lost in the mists of time. As explained to the writer, originally there was only Completion.
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2015

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Electronic Project Document Filing Conventions

ALLEN HUMPHRIES OAA

The scope of this document goes beyond the confines of Construction Contract Administration (CCA) as it is applicable to any electronic document filing...
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Construction Meetings - Minutes

CORY STECHYSHYN, OAA

Field Review often involves attendance at Construction Meetings or Site Meetings. It is important that minutes of these meetings are kept in order to capture ideas, solutions, decisions and interpretations of the contract documents...
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Electronic Shop Drawings Review

Electronic Shop Drawing Review recalls how shop drawings were processed ‘then’ and how some firms process them ‘now’ electronically. The article explains how to set up a digital shop drawing stamp that can organize and simplify the process...
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CCA Software for Architects

Construction contract administration is considered by some architects as the most vexing stage of project execution. It can be overwhelming if the tasks of logging, tracking, routing and review of thousands of documents...
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2014

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Tarion Warranty Corporation (Ontario New Home Warranty Plan)

TIM GORLEY, OAA

Tarion regulations relate to all new “homes for sale” including single, multiple and condominium...
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Don't Fall into the RFI Trap

Another article on RFIs from an insurer’s perspective kindly provided by XL Group Insurance...
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Getting the Upper-Hand on RFI's

OAA CCA COMMITTEE (CCAC)

The RFI process can be used to the project’s advantage by setting a precedent for a collaborative relationship between consultant and contractor throughout the project...
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2013

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The Road to Calamity

STEPHEN REVAY

A road map for contractors seeking the route to an unsuccessful project...
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When Does Contract Administration Start?

JOHN CLINCKETT

This is a great question, and this depends on a number of factors: the office structure, the persons and skill sets available, the nature of the project, and also the location of the project...
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