There is a lot of hot air in Albuquerque, New Mexico this week. And it’s not because I was in town … it’s because of the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This post is about some lessons learned in project management on Indian projects.
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I am involved in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s initiatives to bring various social media to the forefront of our group’s marketing and development activities. This past week, leadership asked us to develop and draft a “best practices protocol” for our work on this issue. After reviewing our charge, I am more and

Earlier this week, I was talking with fellow attorney who does not practice construction law.  At one point in our conversation, he threw out a goocher of a question: "I know this is a hard question, but what do you think causes most of the disputes on a construction project?  I am sure there could be

One of my favorite leadership gurus, Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) posted a few good recommendations a couple months ago about using templates for greater efficiency.  Michael wrote:

For years, I have used the concept of “templating” to improve my productivity. The idea is that you create a template for any task that you find

I have my Google reader set to search various blogs, news sites, and Twitter feeds to help me keep current with the latest trends in the construction industry.  There remains one major problem: the words we use have different meanings for everyone.  

Google and BIM

Take, for example, my search of Twitter feeds (above) for Building Information Modeling (BIM).  If you were to do

At the end of yesterday’s webinar on Construction Documentation and Record Management, I was overwhelmed with so many good questions. Due to time constraints, I did not get a chance to answer them all.  However, I promised to follow up on your inquiries … below are some of your questions.

Construction Law Questions

How long should project related documents be retained? Why

Finger Point Later?When my kids break something in the house, they immediately begin pointing the finger at the "alleged" responsible actor.  In the construction world, many times you will need to fix the problem first and then point the finger later. 

I read an article today by Jack Broom in the Seattle Times that illustrates this point.  The incident involved