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B.I.M. Who Picks Up The Tab? By Michael Avramides, A.I.A

BIM: WHO PICKS UP THE TAB? Michael Avramides, A. I . A. 1. 2011 Three colleagues walk into a bar: an Owner, a Contractor and an Architect. The Owner orders something quick and practical as time is of the essence.  … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Integration

There seems to be a critical change occurring in the construction industry supply chain.  Owners, developers, contractors and government agencies are demanding a tighter integration of procurement, coordination, delivery and cost management activities.  The industry is completely reinventing itself with … Continue reading

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Credibility (from the Architect’s Corner)

Matthew Barhdyt, AIA, LEED AP mbarhydt@adparchitects.com Principal, Acheson Doyle Partners Architects Talent is not enough. In an economy where opportunity still seems to be more of a promise than a reality, credibility can make the difference between winning or losing … Continue reading

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The Importance of Alignment in Project Management

Alignment of interests is a key trait of successful projects.  Alignment is required at several levels.  The objectives and actions of project teams must be aligned with those of the organization.  Similarly, project teams must be aligned with clients.  Proper … Continue reading

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LDs vs. Incentives on Projects

I have a nagging question which I cannot answer.  Why do some Owners (including Government institutions) insist on including LDs (liquidated damages) in contracts?  Based on my experience and on informal surveys I have taken, LDs, in general, DO NOT … Continue reading

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Project Management Innovation

I am pondering several interesting concepts related to project management innovation.  These drive at the heart of team building, organizational excellence and project performance.   1.  Can we address project management innovation in a general way? 2.  Can mid-size companies … Continue reading

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Business Relationships are Key

Architectural Insight…by Matthew Barhydt, AIA, LEED AP I recently received a phone call from a former colleague with whom I worked many years ago. I probably hadn’t seen him in at least 10 years but when I picked up the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading for Project Managers! The E-Myth

Over the past 20+ years, I have read few books which provided the kind of business revelations that Michael E. Gerber’s seminal work did.  His book, The E-Myth, illustrates with elegant simplicity, the fact that entrepreneurs must “work on their business”, not … 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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Architectural Insight

The Architect’s Corner will feature writings by Architects on topics relevant to our readers.  I am pleased to announce that Mr. Matthew Barhydt has joined this blog, and will offer his insights and views on design, construction and project management. … Continue reading

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