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Jul 10, 2017

The Difference Between Architect-led & Contractor-led Design-build

By: Jim Zahn, Of Counsel Architects and Contractors are becoming increasingly interested in providing design-build services to their clients. The design-build process of project delivery differs significantly from the design, bid, build process previously used for many decades, and still commonly used today that has been used for many decades. […]

Jun 23, 2017

Illinois Appellate Court Declines to Extend Buyer’s Right to Seek Redress from Material Suppliers and Design Professionals; Follows Precedent for Construction Subcontractors

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member In Sienna Court Condo. Association v. Champion Aluminum Corp., 2017 IL App (1st) 143364, Illinois’ First District Appellate Court declined to extend the Minton rule to materials suppliers and design professionals, or to curtail its application to other subcontractors involved in construction. Generally, home buyers seeking […]

Jun 7, 2017

5 Things To Know About Fighting Your Property Tax Increase

By:  Bob Bramlette, Income Member Our state still can’t pass a budget! Illinois universities, high schools and grade schools continue to receive less funding from Springfield. The unfunded pension obligation for Chicago Public School teachers is astronomical. As a result, local school taxing bodies are forced to request more from […]

Jun 1, 2017

First Look: 2017 Changes to AIA Document B101 – The Owner-Architect Agreement

By:  Werner Sabo, Of Counsel In late April 2017, the AIA released new versions of its flagship documents, including several owner-architect agreements. This article will examine a few of the more important revisions. A prior article dealt with a revision to the percentage-based fee provision, so that will not be […]

May 17, 2017

Illinois Appellate Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Implied Warranty of Habitability

By: Geoff Bryce, Capital Member On Feb. 17, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an important ruling regarding the implied warranty of habitability. Sienna Court Condominium Ass ‘n v. Champion Aluminum Corp., 2017 IL App (1st) 143364. The court confirmed that the implied warranty of habitability does not extend to design […]

May 11, 2017

Online Collaboration Platforms: Bringing The Business of Construction into the 21st Century

By: Juan Anderson, Income Member While technology has vastly improved the means and methods of construction, the business of the industry remains trapped deep in the previous century. With owners, general contractors, and subcontractors mired in paperwork and manual processing, an efficient, accessible, and accurate solution is now taking hold. […]

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