Inspired by construction questions heard while managing tier 1 projects, in part 3 of his series the author explains contractor requirements for project execution, including workforce management, reporting, safety practices, change management and field activities. Each element is described along with humorous stories and lessons learned.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.
تعكس أهداف المشروع بشكل عام احتياجات ورغبات أصحاب المصلحة في المشروع، ويجب تنسيق هذه الاحتياجات والرغبات المتنوعة جماعيًا لتجنب التعارض مع أهداف المالك. ويرتبط نجاح المشروع ارتباطًا وثيقًا بالتعاون بين أصحاب المصلحة مع تكامل المعلومات بين الجميع خلال دورة حياة المشروع. وتساعد نمذجة معلومات البناء (BIM) على ترجمة القيمة لدى المالك إلى مشروع ناجح من خلال تمكين تدفق المعلومات المستمر وتقديم منتج عالي القيمة. وتعتبر عملية البناء واحدة من أقدم الصناعات والتى يُنظر إليها على أنها مجموعة من الأنشطة التي تهدف إلى تحقيق ناتج معين. وتشمل عملية الإنشاء على أنواع مختلفة من الفواقد والتي قد تحول المشروع الجيد إلى مشروع سيء، حيث تُوجد الكثير من الفواقد والهدر أثناء عملية البناء والتى قد ترجع إلى سوء التصميم، وسوء المشتريات والتخطيط، وعدم الإستخدام الأمثل للموارد، وبقايا المواد الخام، والتغيرات غير المتوقعة في تصميم المبنى وغيرها. والمصدر الرئيسى لهذه الفواقد هو مشاركة المعلومات دون المستوى الأمثل، وعدم فهم الطبيعة التكرارية لمراحل التصميم المفاهيمية والتخطيطية.
This webinar provides an introduction to Delay Analysis; Forensic Planning; and Scheduling and how they relate to Extension of Time Requests preparation and submission. Attendees will learn: Delay types and how disputes arise; the difference between the Critical Path and the Longest Path; delay analysis / forensic planning/ scheduling techniques and when to use each technique; and tips on preparing successful Extension of Time Requests.
In this PM Network case study, the project manager of a $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch discusses the challenge of working with seven partners——each with its own project culture, expectati ...
As city populations swell—and the pressure on those infrastructure systems follows suit—more project sponsors are launching ambitious initiatives to build new cities from scratch. Check out this PM Ne ...
Save Time With Tools + Templates
Use this template to monitor and control the procurement cycle of materials during a project. It helps you track procurements by comparing planned activity dates with actual activity dates, allowing you to forecast/adjust progress.
Keep track of equipment for your project using this simple Excel log.
This template is an Excel sheet with a pivot table utility report that retrieves data from data tables. By keeping a record of construction project data and information on data tables—and by using pivot tables—we can get back many forms and dashboards, such as a daily and weekly construction report. This zip file contains a sample record and a blank record.
이 재료 체크리스트 및 사인 오프 양식은 모든 유형의 재료 검사에 사용할 수 있습니다. 이것은 품질 관리 과정에서 건설에 널리 사용되지만 다른 비 건설 분야에도 적용될 수 있습니다.
Learn From Others
In his first article, the author examined design and preconstruction in tier 1 construction projects (over US$ 100 million). This entry in the series explains the contracts and contractor requirements for planning. The project management plan consists of multiple parts requiring contractor submittal and owner approval. The elements of the plan are described along with instructive stories and lessons learned.
Within tier 1, construction projects’ values are usually in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Based on experiences in the tier 1 environment, this is the first in a series of articles describing basic tier 1 requirements and the project manager’s responsibilities running a live construction project. The articles are particularly intended to provide real examples to young, up-and-coming hopefuls to the project manager role.
As the busiest inland commercial shipping route in the United States, the Ohio River is a valuable link in the country’s economy. More than 80 million tons of grain, coal and other commodities pass through each year—together worth more than US$22 billion. So when antiquated locks and dams at one juncture began causing serious transit delays decades ago, the U.S. government knew it had to fix the bottleneck as quickly as possible.
Kiruna Sweden won’t be rebuilt in a day. But the first major milestone for relocating the Arctic mining town made one thing clear: The 18,000 residents are fully invested in driving the vision for a new Kiruna—no matter how long it takes.
While much has been written about “repair or replace” decisions, not much has been written about the practical considerations necessary to ensure that equipment modernization projects achieve their objectives in a sustained way.
It's a world of haves and have nots. One city built a library to erase barriers.
As city populations swell—and the pressure on those infrastructure systems follows suit—more project sponsors are launching ambitious initiatives to build new cities from scratch.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, USA has been an iconic guidepost. As the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, it towers above the Mississippi River, connecting east and west in the heart of the country. Yet there’s always been a disconnect between the landmark and the city it heralds.
To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.
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