A Major Cause of Professional Liability,
Lawsuits and Arbitration Claims
Why Do Clients Sue Their Architects?
Consequences of Unwise Extension of Credit
The honeymoon period starts when the client singles out the architect from the vast pool of available talent. The architect’s popularity is usually at its apex at the onset of the relationship. The client is convinced that the selected architect is responsible and trustworthy as well as accomplished, clever, and creative. The client feels comfortable and safe in the capable hands of the chosen architect. Simultaneously, the architect is flattered to realize that the client has recognized the architect’s true value as a master designer, superb architect, and
all around worthwhile human being. During the period of negotiating and entering into their professional service agreement, they are usually very respectful and considerate of each other. The architect feels that the client is a very perceptive, sound, and responsible person while the client regards the architect as a cultured, educated, and erudite individual well worthy of being entrusted with the client’s building program, the time schedule, and of course, the budget. They each regard the other as a true and valued friend. Friends don’t sue each other.
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Post-Tensioning Parking Projects throughout the United States Showcase the Benefits and Acceptance of the Method
By Theodore L. Neff, Executive Director of the Post-Tensioning Institute
Post-tensioning—an “active” reinforcement technique designed to counteract tensile stresses and deflections from external loads—is quickly gaining momentum in the concrete industry as a long-term, viable, cost-effective alternative to steel reinforcement. Nowhere is the shift in preference toward post-tensioning more apparent than in parking-garage construction. Millions of square feet of cast-in-place, post-tensioned parking structures are built in North America every year. An independent survey of parking garage construction in the United States for the year 2000 showed cast-in-place, post-tensioned systems were selected most often as a structural alternative to steel. The survey also revealed post-tensioned structures had a significant lead in market share in terms of both number of structures built and volume (number of spaces).
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