The third edition of the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide was recently published. A supplement to the PMBOK® Guide for those in the construction field, this article is a teaser of the new edition. It makes brief comments about the changes from the previous edition and hints at the challenges experienced.
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Taking cues from Brazil, the next Olympic host cities try to rein in costs.
Precision planning means demolition projects won't crumble - until they're meant to.
Delay is the ugly truth on most construction projects, but there are several delay analysis/forensic planning techniques that can be used. This article will provide a brief explanation of each—and when each method is best used.
Claims arise in a project mainly due to lack of clarity in scope and specifications, ambiguities in contract clauses, interface scope with other projects, site conditions and time constraints. Here we discuss various scenarios and issues that can arise during project execution—along with possible solutions to address the issue of claims management in construction projects.
A French landmark gets a new look and new life after a project team restored public trust.
The following article discuss how fast tracking can lead to project delays, showing the most common risk and pitfalls when applying the technique. It will focus on examples from some projects in Qatar.
In 2015, the Oregon Transportation Investment Act III State Bridge Delivery Program (OTIA) was listed as a finalist for the PMI Project of the Year Award. The program’s achievements, methods and overall approach represent a significant innovation. There’s plenty to learn from Oregon’s experience, even if your work has nothing to do with bridges or infrastructure.
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 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.