Category Archives: Training

NYU-Poly Online Programs – Graduate School in the Digital Age

U.S. News & World Report Ranks NYU Online Graduate Engineering Program Among Top 10 in Nation http://news.yahoo.com/u-news-world-report-ranks-nyu-online-graduate-150000052.html


Construction Scheduling Software > Factors to Consider

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

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The “Silo” Effect in Large Project-Based Organizations

Delivering large and complex projects in accordance with contract requirements while meeting client expectations is difficult enough.  There is an added burden within large organizations that have not fully integrated project management into their fabric.  These organizations, particularly government agencies, … Continue reading

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Free Online Engineering Content – M.I.T. Open Courseware & I.I.T. (YouTube)

OpenCourseWare started out as a pilot program by M.I.T. (Massachussets Institute of Technology) in 2002 with 32 courses. As of November 2011, over 2080 courses were available online. We in the engineering and construction community applaud M.I.T for remaining true … Continue reading

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Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM)

I am pleased to introduce a new member to our Center of Excellence, Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM) – http://www.realestatefinancialmodeling.com/ REFM is the premier provider of Excel financial spreadsheet models, financial modeling education and financial modeling consulting for real estate transactions … Continue reading

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Project Management and Project Leadership Training

There are so many courses and programs today on the subject of project management and project leadership.  How does an organization choose from the dizzying array?  I have some thoughts which I hope can clarify the decision-making process.  While many … Continue reading

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The Importance of Gate Reviews in Design and Pre-Construction

Gate reviews are essential to well-managed planning and pre-construction phases of a construction project.  The concept is simple in its execution and elegant in its simplicity.  I caution industry professionals that simplicity does not mean that they should let their … Continue reading

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The Need for Ethics Training in Construction

Ethics is not a buzz word.  It cannot be treated as a flavor of the month.  Now, more than ever, we see a real need for ethical conduct in project teams and within project organizations.  I submit that construction firms … Continue reading

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