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Embrace the Drone

If you bring up the topic of drones in random conversation, you’re likely to receive a variety of responses. Some will be excited at the possibilities. Some will express hesitancy until the rules have been cleared up. And some will issue stern warnings about a dystopian future where our every step is watched by machines in the sky.

Count me as a member of the excited group.

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Is Your Rec Site Too Constrained to Use Asphalt for ADA Accessible Paths?

Asphalt can be an attractive and economical choice for accessible pathways, but it's not without its challenges and limitations. These days, more scrutiny is placed on whether or not accessible routes have been constructed in accordance with regulatory requirements. If your proposed accessible routes are constrained to near maximum slopes, you should consider utilizing concrete instead, or plan on extensive measures before and during paving to increase the chances of success.

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Mired in Substitution Requests

Substitution requests can occur for multiple reasons on a project, often adding workload at a time when the project team is already stretched thin. While some requests ultimately benefit the project, others can lead to delays, extra costs, and even approval of inferior products to avoid delaying the project.  

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The Gray Area of Oral Change Orders

When an owner discusses issues with their contractor, unintentional oral change orders are something to be careful about. Even though the contract probably contains language requiring change orders to go through a formal written process, oral change orders can be a gray area.

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