Rob Smedley, AIA, joins me to discuss challenges with managing the design phase of design-build projects and preserving claims for impacts to the design schedule. Rob is the Design Build Manager for Buildings at RS&H and serves as both the National and Florida Region Membership Chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The episode kicks off with examples of standard notice provisions applicable to design delay claims. Rob then offers insight into the design-builder's and owner's role in maintaining the design schedule, and the importance of communication between all participants in the project. Based on his past experience, Rob provides real world examples of breakdowns in the management of the design phase. We also share some quick thoughts on the value of membership in DBIA.
About the host: Chad Walker is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. He is a partner in the Orlando office of Regan Whelan Zebouni & Atwood. You can reach Chad at 407-514-2621. You can also learn more about Chad's practice by visiting ConstructionLaw.Pro.