A public-private partnership delivered hundreds of new and improved bridges—and a blueprint for managing infrastructure projects.
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This article shares the challenges a PM experienced while managing the construction of a 5-star hotel on the Caribbean island of Grenada during the pandemic—and how he navigated through change management to stay on track.
Read how this tenured associate professor, who instructs in construction management at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, considers it his responsibility to develop opportunities for his students to acquire new skills and knowledge in project management.
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.
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is a work process framework fundamentally based on the idea of thinking with the end in mind. It is designed to allow engineering planning to be driven by construction sequencing.
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.
The approach of this case study is to give a real example of applying the Scrum concepts on a PMO team’s daily operations in the construction industry--and how we can benefit from the flexibility of these practices in that discipline.
Precision planning means demolition projects won't crumble - until they're meant to.
Universities are embarking on building binges to construct new facilities and even new campuses. Across the U.S., the number of construction projects launched by colleges last year increased 19 percent over the previous year, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
It's a world of haves and have nots. One city built a library to erase barriers.