Another $#!%&#@ Spec

One of my customers just told me about a new engineering side step he found in a specification. It reads “….. if our design does not meet code, the bidding contractors must re-deign to meet code.”

Maybe we should just get rid of the engineers. Is it possible we could change the way things are so the engineers work for the electrical contractor on every project? I know that’s the way design-build works. I don’t suppose that scenario would work on hard-bid projects.

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A Little Heavier Reading

The April article is available online. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

A Little Light Reading

The March article is available online. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

Your Terms & Conditions

You know all that language we add to our proposals? The language meant to protect ourselves from bad contracts? According to a California court decision, that language is valid. You can refuse to sign a contract if the general contractor will not abide by the terms of your proposal. Here is a link to the case.

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=96400a2b-bfa7-45c1-a6ee-8330d83038c9

Thanks again to John Forgos for posting this in the Professional Estimators Group in LinkedIn.

Contracts for Subcontractors

John Forgos just posted a link to a great article regarding contracts for subcontractors. The link was posted in the LinkedIn Professional Estimators Group. Here it is.

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=73c118a5-f8b5-42a4-ac11-39fa5290a927

Change Order Basics

The February article is available online. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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Duct Banks

The January article is about duct bank takeoff. To view it, click here or on the pictures below to go directly to the article in Electrical Contractor Magazine.

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