Best Practices. Lessons Learned. Reliable Methodologies. Successful Techniques. Scour the Internet and you will find any number of good definitions for "best practices", including:
- "A commitment to using the best practices in any field is a commitment to using all the knowledge and technology at one’s disposal to ensure success." (What Is)
- "A technique or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result." (Wikipedia)
"Best Practice … implies accumulating and applying knowledge about what is working and not working in different situations and contexts, including lessons learned and the continuing process of learning, feedback, reflection and analysis (what works, how and why)." (VisitAsk)
I have fond memories as a newly minted lawyer in the Washington, D.C. area … working for a nationally recognized construction boutique law firm … writing various for senior partners on "lessons learned" and "best practices." Through the years of research, writing and litigating, I learned that many disputes could have been avoided by employing best practices during all phases of the project … contract drafting … team building … document management … efficient technology … and the list goes on forever.
To us, Best Practices Construction Law is "… using experience, knowledge and technology to ensure success in the construction industry …" And that is what we are going to explore. In the process, we are going to have some fun. I will open the door to my family … you can do the same … and let’s make a difference in the construction world.