The Future Of Construction – BIM


Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. That’s why, it’s critical for all construction agents to be aware of the different BIM maturity levels. BIM Level 3 is the ultimate goal for the construction industry.

Construction Disputes: What You Need To Know


Putting together a successful construction project is most of the times a very tough and demanding procedure. A number of construction disputes may emerge if some of its stages haven’t been planned or properly executed. The Description of a Construction Dispute.

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Construction PMO

Musings on Project Management

I don't write about construction projects all that often, but lately that's been my thing: construction. roofing, HVAC, electrical, even some plumbing and floors, etc The PMO construction extension to the PMBOK is pretty much a non-starter in my opinion. And, it's not just for architects: general contractors, construction Project Management

Online Certification in Construction Management Program – Is It Worth It?


Is a certification necessary to get into construction management ? However, if the recent trends are anything to go by, a construction management degree or certification have almost become a requirement. Online Certification in Construction – An Overview.

Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong


Getting started with a construction project is always challenging. In other words, you can’t really define risk on the exact same way in every construction project. Check out this #awesome construction risk management guide Click To Tweet. Types of risk in construction.

How Construction Management Software Saves Time and Money


A construction project is consisted of a huge number of different processes. Here’s where the true value of a top performing construction management software can become apparent. A construction management software you can organize all the information around your project crystal clear.

Construction Project Manager Infographic


This construction project manager infographic shows, that construction projects vary, depending on whether they’re commercial, residential, institutional, agricultural, industrial or heavy civil projects. The construction project manager infographic.

Construction manager is the industry’s uncrowned king!


I can feed pigs with fancy titles, but I am having trouble finding a proper construction manager,” says Niels. Give me that person, who is proud of being a construction manager and who have had enough hands-on experience to know the workmanship, employees and profession.”.

Customer service skills that are useful for project management


Find Also Here: Biggest Construction Companies In The States. This can often be the case in the construction industry. Construction Management Guest Posts Project Management construction construction management guest post project management

Why Your Business NEEDS Integrated Construction Software


It’s no secret that, paperwork and proper coordination among all the different agents is still a big pain in construction. In short, here are the main consequences of the endless paperwork in construction: -Awfully high costs an for handling and storing the documents.

How To Create A Construction Daily Report Using GenieBelt


Conducting daily reports for construction may seem as an endless project. Before we dig a bit deeper into the way that daily reports are put together, it would be a good idea to analyze why they could be proved valuable for your construction project. A Daily Report ?

Learning a Second Language in Construction is Always a Good Idea


Imagine that you own a prestigious international construction company. Now, imagine that you have to travel around the world to numerous construction sites and communicate with the local construction managers and workers in order to design and develop a solid project.

What is Your Strategy to Improve Construction Project Performance?


Yours is too improve your Construction Project Performance! On a commercial construction project most of the skilled tradesmen are on price work. What happens is that your construction project will probably be ready for hand-over before the contracted date.

Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Add new Project to Sage Construct and produce regular Project Report. Add budget to project in Sage Construct. Assist the Commercial Manager with job cost control, quotes and produce budgets to ensure client expectations are met, using Sage Construct.


Musings on Project Management

If you're in the construction industry you probably know about and have experienced "design-build". construction contract Project ManagementNotice that there's a word missing after "design", to wit: competitive bidding. Ooops, a typo? No, there is a body of knowledge around this that says that it's faster-cheaper for the same quality to go "design-build" than "design-competitve bid-build". In effect, one team -- architect, general.

Moving to the UK: PMI or APM?

Arras People

You say you have experience in the Built Environment which suggests construction. PRINCE2 is more applicable to business projects than it is to construction anyway so I wouldn’t worry about pursuing PRINCE2 practitioner.

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Inspiring Women in PM: Christine Unterhitzenberger

Girl's Guide to PM

I studied industrial engineering and management with the focus on construction and worked for three years as a construction manager at an architectural office in Switzerland. Construction could be seen as an unusual choice of career.

How Mobile Project Management Can Improve Jobsite Efficiency


Construction sites are infinitely complicated places that require multiple projects working at once to deliver the project on time and under budget. Find also here: Robots On Jobsites: The Future Of Robotics In Construction.

Don’t forget n*(n-1)/2 when scaling agile!

Kiron Bondale

Of course, there is the need for some ongoing coordination between teams in a “team of teams” construct but with a thoughtful allocation of work items most communications will be isolated within each team.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


MIT ’s 1.040 Project Management Course covers project management and implementation specifically related to infrastructure construction. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

This funding should be enough to help the team clarify scope, develop solution options and perform sufficient construction to explore the scope elements which they believe will pose the greatest threat to project outcomes. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor

Fix my Project Chaos

Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years experience in managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. […]. How to find a mentor with Heath Suddleson In this podcast US project management and leadership expert speaks about mentoring and how to find a mentor.

Delivering criticism

Musings on Project Management

In a recent posting, I read some advice on delivering constructive criticism that seem pretty sensible, given my own experience of being on both the receiving end and the delivering side of such encounters. It was famously said, in a paraphrase: lead people, manage things. I buy into this advice, so I'm always on the alert for something that plays into it.

Building the "Perfect" Schedule

Herding Cats

This type of business structure is typical for large space and defense programs as well as large construction and infrastructure projects. I'm working on a presentation and discussion for the Joint Space Cost Council that is happening in September.

The 7 best project management mobile apps

Moira Alexander

WorkflowMax is a feature-rich, scalable project management and job management solution used in multiple industries, including marketing, architecture, construction, engineering, consulting and tech. Project managers’ impressive capabilities can be significantly bolstered with top-notch project management tools. Within today’s realm of project management responsibilities and demands, mobility is no longer a “nice-to-have” option — it’s a necessity.

Seven Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Brad Egeland

Not only does an efficient leader need to be good at speaking, they also have to be good at listening to feedback, ideas, opinions and constructive criticism, responding accordingly to meet the desired outcome. ​ Good leaders, effective leaders, understand and realize they need to be great communicators. In addition, they understand that the art of two-way communication is imperative in order to be effective.

Managing Conflict as a Project Manager

Arras People

Understand that conflicts can be constructive but you cannot let them develop into something personal. Conflict within most project teams is inevitable and effectively managing conflict is arguably the hardest thing a project manager has to do.

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Inspiring Women in Project Management: Lorraine Chapman Construction project management has always been traditionally male-dominated. Lorraine Chapman talks about what life is like as a female manager in construction and the amazing.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers


When large-scale engineering and construction projects—think off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, dams—go wrong, they go horribly wrong. Project Management for Engineering and Construction by Garold D.

The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Mechanical & Electrical Construction Projects. Construction management CDM / OHAS Mangement. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

Recruiting Project Managers Continuously

Arras People

Provide meaningful feedback – be constructive – people remember which companies make the effort. Encourage constructive feedback back.

GenieBelt New Features: Our Platform Develops and so Do We


In other words, Baseline is a broadly used static concept in construction that highlights different parts of a project both in the past and the future. It is one of the most widely used construction features, since it ensures that a project is processing on the right way.

Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

He touted the value of constructive collaboration that allows staff to self-direct so they can cope more efficiently with the fast pace of customer demands. Empowering the PMO to Be the Change-Maker. Is your PMO cultivating a blame-free culture?

". means are authorized"

Musings on Project Management

means are authorized" so long as they are: Morally and ethically constructed Conform to legal and regulatory constraints Actually Project ManagementJames Madison, one of the intellectuals of the American revolutionary period, writing in Federalist* 44 in the pre-constitutional period of the late 1780's, said this: ". wherever the end is required, the means are authorized" Whoa! Not so fast! What about ".

Industry-Specific PM Tools: Are They Worth It?

Girl's Guide to PM

I have look at some of the larger programs and they seem to be either focused on construction or IT. I was surprised that Bill said he had found so many that were aimed at construction and IT.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

From software systems to heavy construction, to metal bending companies, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, drugs, consumer products, industrial products, and intellectual property. In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem.

What’s Another Name for a Project Director?

Arras People

You’ll see the Project Director role in a lot of construction organisations – the title often means they’re heading up a new build or development and they are responsible for an entire project delivery organisation. It goes without saying that these Project Directors have worked in construction for a long time. There are so many different job titles in project management – some of them are obvious – project manager for one!

3 Things That Stop You Making the Right Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

About the author: Over the past ten years, Chris Cook has spent his career in the construction industry. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology Management with an emphasis in Building Construction Management and Master’s of Science in Project Management.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

Buy a comprehensive tool suite from a single vendor that covers the whole construction and delivery lifecycle or purchase distinct best-of-breed products and integrate them.

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Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

As a project manager working in an agile environment your focus should not only be on monitoring the overall progress of the project but also on providing all team members with constructive feedback. This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic.

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