Agreements, Proposals and Contracts Used by Architects, Engineers and Contractors

by Sean O'Hara November 6, 2018

There are no shortage of different forms for agreements, proposals and contracts in the design and construction industry. The base contracts of the design and construction industry are the contracts produced by the American Institute of Architects. These contracts have been in place for more […]

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Architect Project Delivery with Design Build Mechanical and Electrical

by Sean O'Hara January 20, 2017

In a traditional design/bid/build project delivery the architect hires the engineers and the engineering drawings are part of the bid package. With smaller tenant finish projects we are now seeing a scenario where the engineering drawings are being provided design/build by the contractor. The contractor […]

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Which came first, the architect or the contractor?

by Sean O'Hara May 26, 2015

I had a nice conversation with a potential client today and he asked me whether it is better to hire the contractor and use their architect or to hire the architect directly. We do work for clients and we do work for contractors so I […]

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City of Denver Requires Contractor Licenses

by Sean O'Hara November 16, 2009

The City and County of Denver is a municipality that requires contractors to have a license to pull a permit. The license types are Class A, B, C and D. Building Contractor Class A license is a general contractor license that allows erection, alteration, demolision […]

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Letter on Denver Zoning From AIA, HBA, Realtors & Apartment Association

by Sean O'Hara October 16, 2009

The Denver Zoning Code update is an exceptionally important issue for both the citizens of Denver and the groups that design, develop, sell and manage real estate in Denver. It will rezone the majority of property in the the city and change how those properties […]

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OAC Meeting – Owner Architect Contractor Meeting

by Sean O'Hara May 10, 2009

When we meet with contractor’s regularly during construction administration, the notes are usually titled “OAC Meeting”. A client recently asked me what that stood for. OAC means Owner-Architect-Contractor.

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