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Turning Your Project Managers into Business Managers

John Chaney

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.

Rapport3: SaaS practice management

Extranet Evolution

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).

TIM: The Inspection Manager

Extranet Evolution

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.

Optimizing the Project Management Triangle


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.

How Construction Professionals Can Break Free From the Iron Triangle

Use the Power of a Software Platform to Manage the Three Cornerstones of Project Management: Time, Cost, and Quality

Subcontractor Risk Management


Subcontractor risk management is unique because of their place in the construction money chain. Contracts are the primary way risks get managed in construction. That’s why subcontractor risk management is often improved by handling risk at a company level. construction risk management construction subcontractors For subcontractors, the risks often flow down to them.

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Top 10 Construction Management Colleges


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

John Chaney

When it comes to project management software , contractors have numerous options, from spreadsheets and generic applications to software designed for the construction industry. 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. delivers mobile project management

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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.

Keeping Your Construction Technology Up to Date

Why 2016 is the year to retire your old project management system

The Project Manager's Survival Guide, Part One: The Essentials


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


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.

Personality Traits of Successful Construction Project Managers


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.

Managing Project Requirements at Closeout


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.

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The Constructor

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.

Avollio targets property asset managers

Extranet Evolution

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

John Chaney

Construction Management with John ChaneyInformation is everywhere, and I don’t just mean that there’s a lot of it. 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


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.

Professional Construction Management and its Benefits for Construction Projects

The Constructor

A professional construction management team consists of professionally efficient construction managers and individuals. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction ProjectsThese professional.

How to Hire the Right Project Manager


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


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


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

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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 Please click on this link to launch the survey.

7 Key Practices for Managing Subcontractors


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


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! procore cloud based construction software construction project management software

Project Management Tools for Design Build


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.

2015 Outlook: Construction Project Manager Jobs


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?


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

John Chaney

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


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.

Three Keys to Successful BIM Content Management

What Revit Wants

In the world of BIM, content management is an extremely hot topic. 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

Procure launches free mobile drawing management app

Extranet Evolution

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. We My view.

VFA enters UK SaaS asset management market

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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


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

John Chaney

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.

Switching from Primavera Contract Management? 3 Questions You Should Be Asking


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.

Managing from the Mother Ship: How a National Commercial Contractor Operates

Commercial Construction

The other day I was talking with a Chicago-area client who didn’t realize Englewood is a national general contractor that manages national commercial construction projects across the country. Here’s what we think are the most important things it takes to manage national projects from the mother ship (in this case, our office in Lemont, Ill.): Knowing the Local Terrain. Chuck Taylor.

Commercial Facility Management: 4 Steps to Prep your Facility for Winter

Commercial Construction

Englewood’s Facilities Management Group notes that fall is an ideal time to address seasonal maintenance concerns and make sure building systems are ready for winter. At Englewood Construction, one of the services we offer as a national commercial construction firm is a full Facilities Management Group. We also ensure pest and bird screens are intact on all vents and penetrations.

Viega promotes Scott Rea to Regional Sales Manager for Pacific Northwest

Constructor Magazine

Viega LLC announces the promotion of Scott Rea to regional sales manager, responsible for the Pacific Northwest region. ManagementViega expands sales strategy to increase presence in key industries. read more.