Project Management

What are the best practices and guidelines for construction project management?

EPCM Projects: Construction Quality Management (CQM)

by Valentin Kouprine, PhD, PEng, PMP Hayden Du Pont

Quality management, a well-established practice during the engineering and procurement phases of EPCM projects, has increasingly been adopted by construction companies as an initiative to solve quality problems and better meet the needs of final customers. The author explains the factors that affect the quality process, responsibilities of the chief participants and benefits to be realized.

Construction Safety: An Integral Part of Project Management

by Edwin Rivera Sierra

Is safety just another job or is it a real project management need? This article emphasizes the need to integrate safety into your project plan. It provides practical details for aligning a safety plan and strategy to the construction plan. It also dicusses how the project manager and the safety lead representative can work as a team, and how making safety a priority will increase the probability of delivering the project on time and within budget.

Risk Management: A Real Challenge For The Construction Sector

by Debasis Chakrabarti Manavasi Krishnamurthy Ramesh

Risk management is a challenge for construction professionals due to the shortage of qualified manpower, limited resourceful contracting agencies (technical and commercial), and the scarcity of resources. This article aims to explain risk management principles, the implementation of a risk management plan, and strategies to overcome threats and turn around the perception of risks from negative to positive opportunities.

Scope Management Using the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)

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by G. Edward Gibson, Jr.; Peter R. Dumont; and John R. Fish

[This Article Provided Courtesy of PMI]

The Project Definition Rating Index is a revolutionary tool, an easy-to-use checklist that identifies and precisely describes each critical element in a project scope definition package. The PDRI allows a project team to quickly analyze the scope definition package and predict factors that may impact project risk.

Creating Knowledge of End Users' Requirements: The Interface Between Firm and Project

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by Sofia Pemsel & Kristian Widén

[This Article Provided Courtesy of PMI]

In order to stay competitive and meet the changing needs of the market, construction firms must develop efficient means of gathering and using knowledge of end users' requirements. This article uses two case studies to explore the knowledge creation of end users' requirements in project-driven firms.

Lean Construction Management- Presented by Fabrizo Rossi

by Fabrizo Rossi
December 29, 2011 | 60:48 | Views: 754 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.69 / 5

The Construction industry has seen a number of astonishing progresses from the Industrial age till now. We are now in a turning point where construction requires a real effort in improving productivity. A new delivery approach requires a different mindset. I will take the listener through agile techniques widely adopted in USA and abroad (e.g. Lean Construction Management).

Best Practices& Guidelines for Construction CPM Scheduling

by Chris Carson
October 24, 2013 | 45:45 | Views: 1,110 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.97 / 5

Come hear about details and time table for publication of our community's Best Practices and Guidelines for CPM Scheduling for Construction book, and get a sneak peek into the contents of this comprehensive and detailed volume. Six years of effort have been invested from several hundred Planners and Schedulers to produce this book, by contributing their contributing expertise and insight into how to plan, develop, review, maintain, update, analyze, and report schedules for construction projects

Myths and Truths of Construction Project Schedules

by Ana Maria Rodriguez
December 05, 2013 | 45:36 | Views: 12,974 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

The webinar will point ten myths that are frequent on construction schedules. Presenter will also offer alternatives for these myths that will help on managing schedules. Content is based on the presenter’s experience of more than 10 years managing schedules for engineering and construction projects in several industries: cereals, automobile, paper, hotels, hospitals, steel, government, real state.

Mobile Devices in Construction Projects

by Jonathan Poppe
June 26, 2014 | 59:16 | Views: 1,654 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.94 / 5

Construction project managers have to overcome a number of challenges when the jobsite is a significant distance from the office. This webinar will cover some of the most common challenges faced by the PM, and provide suggestions for using mobile devices to face these challenges. We will look at how a project manager can:- oversee multiple construction jobs that are physically separated- assist site supervisors overcome limited technical experience- maintain a daily understanding of each job- keep onsite employees accountable- evaluate the quality of work at a job

Building Information Modeling Roundtable

by Dana K. Smith FAIA, Michael Tardif, Jason Chang, Ana Rodriguez
May 08, 2014 | 98:05 | Views: 577 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.97 / 5

We are pleased to invite you to join this webinar, as a continuation of the webinar offered on Building Information Modeling (BIM) in last August. We will count again with the participation of by Mr. Dana K. Smith and Mr. Michael Tardif (book authors), who will open the webinar reviewing the main concepts of BIM. Then, Mr. Jason Chang and Ana Rodriguez (Construction Industry CoP Members) will have an open discussion with Mr. Smith and Mr. Tardiff on implementing BIM, and how to align the book concepts to the best practices proposed by the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).



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