Throughout each stage of a project, benchmarks and forecasts must be closely monitored using budgeting tools to ensure that costs are on target. The newest and most up-to-date schedule must also be regularly compared to … about Keeping Projects on Track with Construction Software
Small and medium-sized construction firms have traditionally faced major difficulties in consolidating their IT infrastructure. While modern software, reduced data sprawl and superior information governance can all serve as the foundation for a more efficient … about Survival Guide: Small and Medium-Sized Construction Firms
Most superintendents work directly under a project manager and oversee all construction activities on a site. Superintendents need strong organizational skills because they manage a wide variety of trades. To be successful, they must have … about The Demand for the Superintendent
The construction market's resurgence is good news for firms of all sizes. Spending on construction is at its highest level since 2008, according to the Commerce Department, and the industry's acceleration spans into residential and … about Survival Guide for General Contractors at Small Firms
The subcontractor’s role is an important component to every construction job. General contractors and construction companies generally have some sort of constraints on their offerings, so they turn to subcontractors to fill in any skill … about Survival Guide for Subcontractors at Small Firms
One of the primary objectives for project managers working in the construction field is carefully balancing the three aspects of sound management: quality, time, and money. To be successful, project managers must take all three … about Optimizing the Project Management Triangle
There is a misconception that contractors make all their money off of change orders. Let’s set the record straight: nobody likes change orders. While there are certainly cases where a contractor’s profitability on a project … about Change the Way you Think about Change Orders
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of each.
The construction industry has a problem with safety. Safety records in the industry are troubling, at best, and little improvement has been made over the years. This is partially due to construction processes and job … about The Industry Has a Problem with Safety. Here’s How to Fix It.
For every piece of missing, inaccurate, or incomplete performance records, people are making decisions based on bad information. The chaos is compounded when information flow doesn’t keep up with the speed of the project. People … about After-the-fact Reporting is Not Data, It’s Project Suicide