Tag Archives: time

PLG ESTIMATING & PURCHASING > Buyouts on Large Vendor Contracts > 1

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

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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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The Four Cs of Good Project Management Practice

So many theories on project management, so little time.  How do we distill all of the advice, ideas and principles into an elegant summary?  In the real world, we know that there are no packaged solutions for complex problems.  There … Continue reading

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Construction Consulting > My View

Over the past ten years, I have gained much insight into the construction consulting industry.   I’ve learned that big, blue chip clients have become increasingly dissatisfied with the level of service being provided by large advisory firms.   The major causes of that dissatisfaction … Continue reading

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Implementing New Software Tools in Project Management > A Brief Primer

Risks that must be considered in implementing new software tools – –            Not providing sufficient training. –            Not initiating use of the I.T. soon enough. –            Not understanding the bandwidth required to use the program effectively. –            Not establishing one … Continue reading

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Commercializing New Technologies > A Project Manager's Viewpoint

As project managers, we are on the front lines of new process developments and the deployment of new technologies.  We are tasked with managing in changing environments, and asked to stretch our skill sets to include an understanding of business imperatives in addition to leading people … Continue reading

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The Importance of Communication

The essence of good project management is communication.  The ability to communicate well differentiates project managers from their colleagues, and is a strong indicator of upward career mobility.    Because project managers generally start their careers in a technical area of … Continue reading

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