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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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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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