Category Archives: Project Management
Over the past forty years, the construction industry has witnessed the evolution of the construction management (CM) delivery methodology. Today, when we speak generically about CMs, we usually refer to CM-At Risk, which is different that CM-As Agent. The latter … Continue reading
To the future civil engineers of America! You will rebuild our infrastructure, and rekindle the spirit of building in our national fabric.
PLG is pleased to announce that it has been engaged as development program manager (and principal) for the Tobago Hotel & Resort Project. This development has been in the planning and financing stage for the past twelve months and is on … Continue reading
Remember that construction scheduling software is a tool and it has a purpose: to provide relevant and timely information about the status of a project, in order to drive decision-making in a dynamic format that can be shared and communicated … Continue reading
On the Waterfront by Dan McSweeney Here’s a development effort that will get your creative juices flowing. It has all of the opportunities inherent in a world-class adaptive, mixed-use project, along with all of the attendant challenges. My group is working … Continue reading
PLG is pleased to announce the following additions to our Advisory Board… Shyam V. Bhatia / Principal, PLG Consulting Kristopher Shaw / Principal, Project Strategix Jeffrey Stern / COO, Green Peak C4 J. Lesly St. Louis / Principal, Wiconnect, Inc. … Continue reading
Effective project and business leaders challenge existing processes and question the status quo. They recognize the need to rethink assumptions and evaluate issues objectively. Preconceived notions and biases favoring existing thinking limit our critical thinking, and diminish our ability to … Continue reading
Project managers should take a lesson from Lao Tse (Tao Te Ching) when negotiating. That which does not bend shall break. Be flexible and nimble. Expand the zone of negotiation and make the pie bigger for all parties.
Here is a list of common cost control problems found on construction projects: Improper estimates, standards and budgeting techniques. Unrealistic budgets. Activities started or completed out of sequence. Inadequate WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) or insufficient WBS detail. Lack of management … Continue reading
Construction estimating and purchasing executives are aware of the various issues involved with negotiating large equipment purchases. On fixed price contracts, the ability to negotiate purchases on major equipment contracts affects profitability, schedule, project risk and overall project success. The … Continue reading