Ask the Expert!

As part of this year’s WestEdge Design Fair, Bart Mendel, William Hefner and Monique Lafia will present “The Bottom Line:  How to Build a COOL project without getting into HOT Water”.  The panel, moderated by Susan McFadden of California Homes, will share best practices for building and designing large-scale residential projects.  Bart, president of Stonemark, one of […]


Construction Management: Change Order Management

by Jacklyn Wolf on October 11, 2013

A construction contract is a legal agreement that details cost, schedule and performance of all work to be performed.  It is a document that serves to assign and allocate risk.  By maintaining control of the process of scope, cost and duration changes, the risk of miscommunication for both the Owner and Contractor will be minimized.  […]


Construction Management: Proper Payment Procedures

by Jacklyn Wolf on October 2, 2013

Your contractor submits an invoice for payment. Whether your project is a simple service-call, or a multi-year construction project, it is critical that you pay only invoices that are accurate, complete, and accompanied by the proper documentation. Contract Negotiation & Terms. Before issuing any payment, verify that work invoiced is consistent with overall progress of […]