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Improve Scope Definition and Reduce Risk in Capital Construction Projects

by Sandra MacGillivray
July 26, 2016 | 60:30 | Views: 1,264 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.83 / 7

Poor scope definition is recognized as one of the leading causes of project failure. It is directly linked to cost and schedule overruns, as well as long term operational issues. This webinar provides an introduction to PDRI – the Project Definition Rating Index, a methodology developed by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to ensure appropriate scope definition in construction projects.

Scheduling 2016: The Value and Approach to Operational Efficiency Evaluations

by Chris Carson
March 30, 2016 | 59:25 | Views: 242 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 7

Operational Efficiencies are vital for corporate profitability and meeting goals. Efficiency evaluations are the best way to approach operational efficiency improvements while aligning with the corporate goals of the facility. This approach reviews processes from construction management to work order life cycle, evaluating and benchmarking the various processes.

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Site Instruction Template

by Sameh Nasr

When working on a construction project, use this Site Instruction form to keep track of pertinent details and confirm approvals by the resident engineer, construction manager and lead engineer.

Material Checklist

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by Rami Kaibni

This material checklist and signoff form can be used for any type of material inspection. It is widely used in construction under the quality control process, but can be adapted for other non-construction areas.

Daily Activities Report Sample (Construction)

by Rami Kaibni

This sample report works mainly for construction projects. It is a daily site activity report submitted by the site manager in charge to the section manager. It reflects the work accomplished and areas of concern. It helps in early identification of any schedule creeps or arising risks or concerns that might delay the project.

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How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Can Help Project Managers

by Saad Al Jabri

Building information modeling (BIM) has grown tremendously in just a few years. Meanwhile, factors are pushing the construction world to innovate opportunities for improving efficiency and productivity. In this scenario in any project, the project manager has the overall responsibility for project success.

In Pursuit of the Fourth 'I': Ultimate Business and Project Management Strategy

by Debasis Chakrabarti, Manavasi Ramesh

In this article, with the help of theory, literature and real life examples, the authors try to explain innovation in construction projects while differentiating the same from invention. The article also discusses two more vital “I” words: improvisation and improvement.

Case Study: Project Delays in Qatar Construction Projects

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky

As Qatar continues its race against time in delivering construction and infrastructure projects by the fixed deadline of 2022 (and later to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030), let’s look at some best-laid plans gone awry--and explore the causes and repercussions of project delays in Qatar.

How to Buy Well: A Short Guide to Ethical Procurement

by Bruce Harpham

Once project planning begins, procurement quickly becomes a vital activity. Whether you are building a bridge, installing a software upgrade or launching a new product, procurement matters to project success. Procurement poses both ethical and practical challenges.

Precast Concrete: Bulk Production Optimization

by Rami Kaibni

In his previous article, the author tackled the management of safety and health related to precast yards. In this article, we will concentrate on the execution phase (production of the pre-cast elements) on large projects.

Improving Productivity on Projects

by Rami Kaibni

Maintaining a productive team and ending up with productive results can be complicated. Here are some of the means and methods to help you maintain productivity throughout the project lifecycle.

Pre-Cast Concrete Yards: Safety and Health Management

by Rami Kaibni

During the execution of the four major pre-casting operations (casting, finishing, storage and transportation of the pre-cast elements to site), care should be taken with regards to every possible safety and health hazard that is expected to occur. Keep these nine potential hazards at the pre-cast yards in mind.

Agile Knowledge Management at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service

by Sam Falcone, MSW, MBA, PMP, CSM, Lisa Binckes, M.A., Co-Sponsor

The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Public Buildings Service (PBS) needed better knowledge management (KM) approaches for supporting their building maintenance, leasing, construction, and renovation projects delivered annually across the United States. A national KM team, utilizing a rapid piloting approach, customized preexisting/prepaid software tools to quickly meet their information needs. Read the case study for details about lessons learned and critical success factors.

A Project Lifecycle for New Hotels

by Richard Whitfield
Gert Noordzy

Addressing the problems inherent in opening new hotels, this paper advocates that hotel owners adopt a complete and well-defined project lifecycle overseen by an experienced project manager. The goals and deliverables for the key phases within this extended new hotel project lifecycle are identified and the main benefits of following this approach are explained. The proposed approach helps optimize the return on investment for each new hotel and maximizes positive cash flows from operations.

The Four Windows: Turning Opportunity into Innovation in Megaprojects

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

Apart from the size of their budgets and the reach of their ambition, one defining characteristic of megaprojects is their desire to create enduring legacies. Crossrail--the United Kingdom’s largest infrastructure project--hopes it will have an even greater impact in the field of innovation.

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