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The uncertainty in undertaking a construction project comes from many resources and often involves many participants. Since each stakeholder tries to minimize its own risk, the conflict among various parties can jeopardize a project. The inability of the project owner to identify and manage the unexpected often leads to undesirable outcomes. Risk management has become … Continue reading “Understanding Uncertainty in Construction Projects”

Large construction projects can be unpredictable. Risk management in construction projects has been widely considered as a key process that plays a critical role in achieving project goals in terms of cost, time, safety, quality and environmental sustainability. It is an iterative process that needs to be implemented in a systematic way throughout the life … Continue reading “Risk Management In Construction Projects”

The programming of large construction projects is driven by the strategic plan which is influenced by financial constraints and market demands. The programming process, which deals with project planning and feasibility studies, helps set the priorities and determine the timing for initiating various important activities so that overall objectives can be met. Once a project … Continue reading “Strategic Planning And The Value Of Project Controls”

Scheduling is an iterative process that begins in the planning stage of a project and carries on throughout the monitoring and controlling project phases. Schedules are project specific, built from scratch, derived from the scope baseline and project information, and thoroughly managed over the course of the project. Scheduling process can be summarized as follows: … Continue reading “Construction Project Scheduling and Control”

Proper project management requires a project to measure progress along the way. In order to benefit from all the effort expended during planning, a project must be properly controlled to meet its objectives. Project progress is used to help control schedule and costs and to assess if a project is on track. To support this … Continue reading “How Project Controls Keep Your Project on Track”

An accurate construction schedule will help keep a project on-time and on-budget. The scheduling process forces the team to envision in detail how they will complete the project. In doing this a scheduler must fully understand the proposed scope of work, the sequence of the work and the details affecting each work element. When completed … Continue reading “Is your schedule a tool to tell a lie…”

It has become the accepted norm for projects to finish over budget and well beyond planned completion dates. Unanticipated change orders, unfavorable weather conditions, supply chain issues, etc. can create many challenging situations. However, the successful completion of a project largely depends on the abilities of the team to adequately plan, monitor and control a … Continue reading “Project Cost Management: Tools And Techniques”

Project controls are generally defined as the data gathering, analytical and management processes that are employed to understand, predict, and constructively influence the efficiency and outcomes of a project. It is essential to establish communication of information in a format that may lead to effective management and decision making. The project controls in construction project … Continue reading “The Value of Project Controls in Construction Project Management”

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