Posted: May 17, 2016 | Project Management
Many general contractors view some of the rules and guidelines set forth by government agencies, like OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as overly constricting, if not downright ridiculous. However, knowing these four rules can help you stay out of trouble as well as develop a safer work environment.
Posted: May 11, 2016 | Project Management
The term “risk management” can sound downright intimidating to construction project members. But, in fact, most important risk management activities occur at the project level. The project level is where money is made when operations are properly managed. It is also where losses to the bottom line develop if risks are not successfully controlled. This article offers a list of best practices for jobsite staff to follow for the successful implementation of project risk management.
Posted: May 4, 2016 | Project Management
Earlier this year, Bluebeam® Inc. announced the newest upgrades to its flagship Revu® software. If you haven’t heard of the powerful Revu software for A/E/C professionals, it is a PDF creation, editing, markup, organization, and collaboration tool designed to support architects, engineers, and construction professions in their projects from start to finish.
Posted: April 19, 2016 | Project Management
A successful Design-Build Job relies on the communication and understanding between all team members. A successful design phase manager should know the importance of planning and implementing several key preparatory steps at the project’s outset. These actions will pay many dividends later in the smooth and efficient functioning of the design team and in the quality of the design itself.
Posted: April 18, 2016 | Project Management
A delivery model is defined by Michael Kenig in AGC Project Delivery as a “comprehensive process of assigning the contractual responsibilities for designing and constructing a project.” AGC Project Delivery identifies four standard delivery models: Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Construction Management at-Risk (CMR), Design-Build(DB), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Following is a brief summary of how these different project delivery models factor into the services offered by a contractor.