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Liability for cost estimates/cost overruns

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Liability for cost estimates/cost overruns

Contract disclaimers reflect the reality that estimating is an art, not a science – and that design professionals cannot guarantee or warrant the actual costs of construction.

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Empower your people for the greater good

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Empower your people for the greater good

The texture of varying beliefs, values, and backgrounds inform how we see the world, and are at the very core of our ability to serve our clients and community.

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Design excellence: Kevin Sullivan

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Design excellence: Kevin Sullivan

President and CEO of Payette (Boston, MA), a firm that values the close relationships it builds with its collaborators on the journey from design to reality.

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A look back at design standard shifts

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A look back at design standard shifts

The ways our businesses and facilities function in relation to employees and customers are bound to adjust due to COVID-19.

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