We are beginning our research on owner responsibilities on Construction Projects. We started to develop this document to list a guideline for what architects need from owners to start projects. It is still in a rough form, but the goal when we started it was to address the CQEC problem that could not be solved – how do we get owners to stop hindering quality. It is a super delicate subject, but once it is flushed out it can be a great resource. It is currently a step-by-step sort of listing of what decisions and processes that owners must follow to have projects run smoothly (develop project program and goals, develop project schedules and milestone dates, determine project budget and stick-with-it, and establish a project team).
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