Turning Your Project Managers into Business Managers
MARCH 4, 2015
Project managers often control in excess of $1 MM, $5 MM, even $ 10 MM in annual contract revenue and risk. However, project managers often do not view themselves as business managers. They view themselves as middle management – cogs in the wheel of a great machine that churns through backlog year-in and year-out – leaving the business issues up to division managers and executives. Construction Management with John Chaney A special guest blog by Tyler Pare of FMI.
TIM: The Inspection Manager
JUNE 21, 2016
Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). Falling into the second category is TIM: The Inspection Manager. Enter TIM. Your documents are backed up to fully encrypted and secure cloud based servers.
Rapport3: SaaS practice management
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Nine years ago, I briefly encountered Cubic Interactive at the 2007 Construction Computing Show ( post ), but they were mainly focused on on-premise intranet-type solutions, and competing with Union Square (now part of the Deltek group – post ) in the field of practice management (not my main area of interest: project collaboration).
Optimizing the Project Management Triangle
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
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 of these features into consideration while drafting and carrying out the plans for every job.
Top 10 Construction Management Colleges
JANUARY 16, 2015
For those deciding among construction management colleges, a visit to. This article focuses on entrance options and affordability, and uses these criteria: construction project management construction project management jobs construction education There are hundreds of ways to slice and dice the differences among colleges.
Construction Project Management Software
MAY 8, 2013
When it comes to project management software , contractors have numerous options, from spreadsheets and generic applications to software designed for the construction industry. I recently read an industry survey on the subject that not only provided some interesting insight, but also confirmed the things I’ve been saying about project management software.
Construct.pm delivers mobile project management
DECEMBER 14, 2015
provides some real-time messaging alongside its core mobile construction project management workflow tools, and offers far more than the usual snagging tools. The core Construct product is a mobile App that uses real-time cloud technology to let construction managers and consultants manage their whole project on site without needing to go back to the office to handle admin and paperwork.
The Project Manager's Survival Guide, Part One: The Essentials
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Project managers in the construction industry face a bevy of obstacles on a daily basis. From ordering materials and hiring subcontractors to ensuring the project remains on schedule and meets all the necessary specifications, there are numerous challenges project managers must overcome to successfully complete the job at hand.
Check Out Part 1 of Our Newest Project Management Guide
OCTOBER 29, 2014
From assessing risk to organizing documentation and ensuring that projects stay on schedule, project managers have a vast amount of responsibility and are crucial to the overall success of a project. risk management project management drawing management Learn how to better evaluate costs, time, communication, quality, and safety on the job site.
Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
However, from time to time, we have to manage things that are out of our direct control – particularly when a project specifies owner furnished items (OFIs) or an owner vendor. Likewise, clients with the capacity to take on the management of certain aspects of their construction projects sometimes use owner vendors as a way to save costs. Chuck Taylor, Director of Operations.
Personality Traits of Successful Construction Project Managers
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Being a Project Manager on a construction site is not easy and requires a variety of skills. In addition to these, you need excellent management and organizational, leadership and communication skills. With more experience, continual learning and a portfolio of successful projects under your belt, you will be well on your way to becoming a successful project manager.
PLANNING, SCHEDULING IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
JUNE 14, 2016
Planning, scheduling is an important part of the construction management. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Planning Construction Projects Project ManagementPlanning and scheduling of construction activities helps engineers to.
Managing Project Requirements at Closeout
DECEMBER 1, 2014
These items represent a new, and growing list of performance characteristics project managers have to work with. risk management closeouts High-energy costs encourage many building owners to include strategic energy-reducing initiatives in a facility''s design phase. While these affect the cost of a building, the durability and operations of the building are even higher cost concerns.
Avollio targets property asset managers
AUGUST 1, 2014
Elegantly designed to be easily intuitive to use, Avollio describes itself as an online property asset management and collaboration platform. It provides tools to: share, manage and improve properties. to manage tenants, rentals and leased assets and coordinate building projects, and. to collaborate with clients, colleagues, suppliers and contractors. Retail potential.
Cloud Computing & Centralized Document Management
APRIL 3, 2013
Construction Management with John ChaneyInformation is everywhere, and I don’t just mean that there’s a lot of it. I mean that it’s stored everywhere – in the cloud, on hard drives, on any number of other various storage devices. For example, not that long ago, my wife was searching through dozens of CDs looking for a specific photo.
Procore Unveils Industry-Leading Drawing Management Solution
MAY 20, 2015
the world’s number one most widely used construction management software, today announced their industry-leading drawing management solution now offers optical character recognition (OCR), the ability to manage drawings by area, advanced mark up capabilities, Real Time As-Builts®, and hyperlinking to documents, submittals, RFIs, and punch items.
How to Hire the Right Project Manager
JANUARY 6, 2015
hiring a Project Manager , it is tremendously important to look beyond the obvious and dig a little deeper. hiring project management download If you are in the process of. Focusing too much on experience and education to the exclusion of other extremely important elements could lead to missing the best candidates for your company.
Construction Crisis Management Begins With a Plan
JUNE 29, 2015
There is no substitute for a crisis management plan to streamline your efforts when dealing with the unthinkable. Here are some ideas for developing a crisis management plan, and dealing with a crisis when it isn’t covered in the plan. construction project management construction safety
10 Costly Mistakes Made by Project Managers
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Project management errors can end up adding significant costs in both time and money. construction project management construction project manager Mistakes occur in every field, but they can be most costly in the construction industry. From missing information to delays on action items, many of these mistakes could be solved with improved communication.
Surveying Project Information Management
JUNE 25, 2015
At AECbytes , Lachmi Khemlani is working on a research project studying the implementation of project information management (PIM) software in AEC firms, as part of which it is conducting a brief survey to better understand how users are using PIM in their firms. AEC BIM Blogs Collaboration Future Marketing Vendors AECbytes Autodesk BIM 360 Construction Lachmi Khemlani PIM Project Information Management USYour response to it would be invaluable in guiding the development of PIM software to better serve your needs. Please click on this link to launch the survey.
7 Key Practices for Managing Subcontractors
MAY 4, 2015
When managing subcontractors there are certain practices that improve your effectiveness. construction project management leadership construction subcontractorsThese practices not only help keep projects on track, but also help ensure everyone knows what’s expected. These practices also give you the chance to improve team participation.
Procore Named Top 20 Most Popular Construction Management Software Solutions
MARCH 24, 2015
With over double the users of competing products and tens of thousands of projects around the world, Procore is proud to announce we have been included on the ‘ Top 20 Most Popular Construction Management Software Solutions ’ from ForConstructionPros.com! procore cloud based construction software construction project management software
Project Management Tools for Design Build
MAY 18, 2015
The design-build project delivery method is unique in its demands on the contractor, but its advantages make it a viable alternative to the design-bid-build and construction-manager-at-risk methods. construction collaboration construction project management software design buildMeanwhile, design-build is 23% faster than CMR, with a 4.5% lower cost.
Building a Platform for Construction Project Management
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
the app marketplace procore connect project management platformSixteen years ago I was running a technology consulting firm in Silicon Valley while simultaneously trying to build my family’s home in Santa Barbara. It was daunting enough building a home, but from 300+ miles away, it was very hard to stay on top of everything.
Professional Construction Management and its Benefits for Construction Projects
FEBRUARY 5, 2017
A professional construction management team consists of professionally efficient construction managers and individuals. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction ProjectsThese professional.
2015 Outlook: Construction Project Manager Jobs
JANUARY 2, 2015
The trend for construction project manager jobs is on an upward trajectory, helped by the continuing improvement in the overall economic picture. This outlook got a boost from October’s unemployment numbers
How Effective is Construction Project Management Software?
AUGUST 11, 2015
construction technology construction software construction project management softwareGiven the advances in mobile and web-based technologies, is software finally making an impact on the construction industry? Procore partnered with Capterra to create this market survey to learn whether actual users of these technologies consider them to be valuable additions to their daily work routine.
Managing the Constant of Change
MAY 2, 2013
Construction Management with John Chaney To paraphrase a popular phrase, “Change is the only constant.” As a company, we’ve been going through a number of changes ourselves. Last week we wrapped up our 17 th Annual Users’ Conference , and I have to admit I was a little nervous about our decision to change venues and hold the event at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.
Contract Management: Opening Doors to Better Contract Performance
MARCH 27, 2015
Construction contract management gets more important every year. The litigious nature of society, the complexity of construction projects, and the large number of things that can go wrong, all point to a continual increase in an emphasis on contract management. That’s why more companies continue to adopt contract lifecycle management tools.
Procure launches free mobile drawing management app
JUNE 27, 2014
California, US-based SaaS construction application provider Procore Technologies has launched a free iOS and Android mobile drawing management application. Procore CEO Tooey Courtemanche says: “CurrentSet by Procore brings the power of Procore’s drawing management technology to everyone in the construction industry at zero cost. My view.
Three Keys to Successful BIM Content Management
What Revit Wants
AUGUST 31, 2016
In the world of BIM, content management is an extremely hot topic. I could write for hours about BIM content in both practical and specific terms, but in this post I want to share just three keys to good management of BIM content. There are really good tools out there to collect BIM content together and manage it. Batch Tag Manager content Unifi
VFA enters UK SaaS asset management market
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Powerful Software-as-a-Service data aggregation, analysis and reporting toolsets can help owners and facility managers make informed decisions about their assets , and US-based VFA is now providing facilities assessments, using “cloud-based software with analytic tools that drive actionable capital plans” in the UK. VFA is now competing in the UK market.
Behavioral Traits for Successful Senior Project Managers
AUGUST 31, 2015
If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a senior project manager in construction, your road to success will require more than just mastering project management skills. For company owners and senior executives wanting to fill senior project manager positions, looking at behavioral traits could also help you align job candidates with the projects you have available.
Better Project Management through Better Communication
JUNE 27, 2012
Last week, I discussed three important areas of project management and ended by briefly discussing project communication – or the glue to a project. Does the project manager share information with all the players involved? Construction Management with John ChaneyHopefully, you’ve had the chance to consider how deliberate your project communications are. Project Collaboration.
Strategic Facility Management Execution Plan
Building Information Management
JUNE 13, 2016
Facility / Infrastructure Total Cost of Ownership Management. Outcome-focused LEAN management. Collaboration, transparency, mutual respect, and common terminology enable effective communication among the various decision makers, building managers, operators and technicians involved with facilities and physical infrastructure investment and management.
Managing Your Construction Projects by Exception
APRIL 11, 2013
Construction Management with John Chaney A few days ago, I got into the office a little late after meeting a colleague for coffee. When I finally sat down to my desk, I had five voicemails, about 30 emails, some mail to go through (yes, I still get snail mail), and a few text messages.
Switching from Primavera Contract Management? 3 Questions You Should Be Asking
DECEMBER 3, 2015
You've been told that Primavera Contract Management won’t be releasing any new updates. What will happen as your business needs grow and your project management solution doesn't? Your options at this point are to stay on the current solution, follow the upgrade path to Unifier, or switch to another solution.