How are ABAA-specified projects tracked?
As ABAA gains more and more recognition in the construction industry, there are a growing number of architects choosing to specify their projects to include ABAA requirements. As a result, the ABAA office is kept busy as they constantly track and follow the progress of these projects.
The first way ABAA handles the volume of projects is by subscribing to the McGraw Hill Construction Network. (Dodge). This is a tool used for tracking projects, viewing their specs, and information about bidding. By using Dodge, ABAA is able to view which projects contain ABAA specs and the closing bid date.
When an ABAA Licensed Contractor is interested in an ABAA project they send us a Job Bidding Notification as soon as they bid. This notification is then sent to the ABAA office and put into the folder. As soon as the contract is given to them they in turn submit an Awarded Job Notification to our office and arrangements are made for the required number of audits.
ABAA Licensed Contractors are also encouraged to send in the Awarded Job Notification as soon as they receive it, in order for audits to be set up. Our auditors require at least two week’s notice as we are not their only client. When the office is made aware of the starting date we then notify our auditor asking if they can accept the project. Even if the project does not start for a few months the ABAA Contractor is never billed until just before the scheduled start date.
The details of ABAA audits will be discussed in the next 'Your Questions, Our Answers!' portion of the newsletter.
To ensure our continued success, we need your help! First, make sure you always send us your job bid notification when preparing to bid on an ABAA-specified project. Let the office know whenever an ABAA project has been contracted out, even if you are not the successful contractor. This way we can follow up and confirm the project was awarded to an ABAA-accredited contractor therefore giving the Architect and our ABAA Licensed Contractors confidence in the quality Assurance Program.
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