This Friday, January 29, 2021 is National Puzzle Day. Don’t be puzzled by National Puzzle Day.

It honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. And, don’t forget the ever popular picture puzzles.

There’s easy puzzles and there’s puzzles for experts – like the puzzles and puzzling thoughts DAE Group, The Premier Owner’s Representatives, have to figure out and deal with working hand-in-hand with developers, architects, governments, general contractors and special advisors. For example:

Puzzling Thought #1 

Why do architects hear “Make it Expensive,” when developers say “Make it affordable”?

Puzzling Thought #2 

Why does it seem that contractors on negotiated projects always make budget or cost errors in their favor?

Puzzling Thought #3

Why do schedules say one completion date and then finish 3 months later?

Puzzling Thought #4

Why do architects design “their” project instead of the “developer’s” project?

Puzzling Thought #5

Why do change orders appear the day after the Notice to Proceed?

Puzzling Thought #6

Why are projects on-budget until the end of the project when they go way off?

Puzzling Thought #7

Why do architects submit for add services when the design work was assumed to be included?

Puzzling Thought #8

Why does the contractor’s monthly draw-request never add correctly or align with back up costs submitted?

Puzzling Thought #9

Why does the price go up with every design milestone when the scope seems to get reduced?

DAE Group, the ultimate Owner’s Reps, solve these puzzling thoughts and situations daily and would like to solve yours. Give us a call at 720-208-9040 and separate the fact from fiction in your project’s numbers and schedules.

Remember: Puzzles are a favorite pastime of millions of people, young and old. There’s numerous reasons for it’s popularity. For many, doing puzzles is fun. Some people just like the challenge of completing them, and graduating to evermore complex and difficult puzzle solving levels. For others, it is a way to keep their mind sharp, or to learn new words.

Whatever the cause for your interest, spend National Puzzle Day doing puzzles. Enjoy. And have a great day.