DESIGN SHADOW: INTERNATIONAL WORK IN AFRICA – Part Un (one)

Bonjour! I have recently returned from French speaking Cote D’ivoire (Ivory Coast) Africa. I was there to spend a week working to establish relationships with local manufacturers and suppliers and also to inspect the quality of construction for newly completed construction work. This is all for an up and coming building project in the city …

DESIGN SHADOW: TEST FIT

I received a cold call from a potential client the other day. This company’s executive had been referred to me and our company by a number of individuals. He asked if I could meet with him to explore the expansion of his business into a new commercial space – giving them potentially more square footage …

DESIGN SHADOW: WORK ORDERS & INVOICING

“Work orders”, or project scopes of work, have been coming in which is typical for this time of year. We have a client that contracts with us work to be done on many of their existing buildings.  This year we are managing work for 15 of these buildings. This work can range from replacing and …

DESIGN SHADOW: PROJECT DOCUMETATION

Since I have spent the last number of weeks on a job site managing and completing the installation of a project, it’s now time to complete the record keeping part of the project…the part that we never talk about in school. Most commercial clients like a type of product specification and material/finish binder – architectural …

DESIGN SHADOW -“OAC”: A TIDLIC

“OAC” – Owner, Architect and Contractor meeting. I didn’t know that term in school, but it is a acronym thrown around weekly now. There are various types of meetings to get a project concept-ed, off the ground and running – or building – in our line of work. Once a contractor is brought on board, whether …