Final Completion of new resort hotel.

Final Completion in Construction Projects

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Final Completion marks the end of a construction project and signifies that all work has been done to the agreed-upon standards. The architect has a key role in determining Final Completion, conducting inspections and issuing a final Certificate for Payment. The contractor notifies the architect when work is ready for the Final Completion inspection, which is to ensure the punch list is complete. The contractor must submit several documents before final payment is made. The final change order reconciles any outstanding financial issues and construction contract closeout confirms that all required documents are on file. Final Completion is a crucial milestone in any construction project and the architect plays a vital role in determining it.

Construction mockup of pool.

Types and Purpose of Construction Mockups

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Construction mockups are physical or virtual models of a building or structure that are used during the design and construction phases. These models are used to test the design, check the structural integrity, and validate the final product before the actual construction begins. This blog post discusses the different types of construction mockups such as Performance Mockup (PMU), Structural Mockup and Design Mockup. It also covers the purpose of these mockups and the contract documents that are relevant to them. By building a mockup, architects, engineers, and contractors can identify any potential issues before the actual construction begins, which can save time and money in the long run. This post will give you an understanding of the importance and benefits of construction mockups in the construction industry.

Architect construction payments and punchlist

Construction Payments 101: Understanding Types, Retainage, and More

Learn everything you need to know about Construction Payments in this comprehensive guide. From types of payments, including initial, monthly, intermediate, and final payments, to acceptable storage and retainage, this article covers it all. We also delve into third-party claims, damages, and the requirements for contractor documentation for payment and punchlists. Discover the critical role the architect plays in the construction payment process and the importance of understanding AIA contract forms such as the G707 and A201. Get the knowledge you need to navigate the complex world of Construction Payments with ease.

Architectural basic services architect and contractor looking at a building construction defect

Architectural Basic Services: A Guide to Change Orders, Directives, and Uncovering Work

Architectural Basic Services play a vital role in ensuring that construction projects are carried out in accordance with the contract. It is important for architects, owners, and contractors to understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to making changes to the work, approving change orders, and uncovering and correcting non-conforming work. AIA Contract Forms G701-1992, G714-1992, B201, A201 are crucial tools that help to ensure that the process runs smoothly.

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