September 18, 2018 Jason Peter Brown No comments

Exploring Change “Notices”

In construction contract administration the general purpose of a notice is to document the anticipated expansion or contraction of the scope of work of a project. Notices can be used to elicit a quote from the contractor, and should contain language that explicitly forbids or permits the contractor to proceed with any work described therein […]

June 20, 2017 Michael Copas No comments

Introduction to Construction Contract Admin – Change Management

During construction, clients see evidence of your services most often through the Contract Administration (CA) forms that you issue. In Canada, these forms usually begin with CCDC 24 – 1996 – a guide to model and support documents. This blog will examine a few of the common CA form types that you can quickly and easily issue […]

February 21, 2017 Jason Peter Brown No comments

“I Hate Contract Admin!”

It’s a common refrain we hear from architects. Nobody becomes an architect with a dream to hack away at spreadsheets. When you first became an architect there was a decent chance you barely even knew that contract administration was a part of the job – it’s a topic that is typically given a cursory glance […]

January 24, 2017 Eric Sorenson No comments

Build Your Skill Profile

Building your professional profile? We can help! Contract Administration is a complex business. Each day you’re managing requests from contractors, emails from consultants, and issuing reports to clients, not to mention visiting the site to ensure everything is going according to plan. These are just some of the tasks that make contract admin professionals an […]

January 12, 2017 Michael Copas No comments

Withholding Funds During Construction

Holdback, retainage, and withholding are all terms used to describe monies withheld from the Contractor by the Owner. In Ontario, holdback is legislated as a percentage of the progress of work, and is intended to protect employees on a project site. Many contracts also include special funds, and I have given them a different name […]