Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Learn the practical tools to making RFIs more effective

Oct 3, 2016

Has your project work schedule ever been impacted by an incomplete, inaccurate, or slow response to your questions posed to the general contractor or owner?

SMACNA’s new white paper “Making RFIs More Effective,” free to members only, provides practical tools and ideas to help contractors improve the Request for Information (RFI) process.

The end game is simple. Contractors need timely, accurate and complete information in order to fulfill their contractual obligations. The paper is available on SMACNA’s Project Management webpage.

This timely white paper investigates the reasons why the RFI procedure has become largely ineffective in many cases and what can be done to improve the process. In this white paper, developed by construction business experts Maxim Consulting Group, contractors will learn:

  • The impacts if RFI responses are incomplete, inaccurate, or not timely
  • The role of the contract methodology on the RFI process
  • Contract specific language that may improve the RFI process
  • Proven practices to minimize the impact of RFIs
  • Expectations moving forward

In addition, appendixes include samples of a Request For Information, RFI Log, Job Status Report, and a diagram of the RFI Process.

Discover how to fulfill your contractual obligations while improving the RFI process with the white paper, “Making RFIs More Effective,” available on SMACNA’s Project Management webpage.