Managing the Complexities of Construction Drawing Sets

John Chaney

Drawings are foundational to construction project management. While dedicated drawing management capabilities are the best way to keep sheets organized and accessible to the extended project team, the reality is that paper processes and cloud drives are still the norm.

Finding the Equipment Management Sweet Spot

John Chaney

Burrows Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and head of the Construction Engineering and Management Program , occurs when the increasing cost of operations begins to dominate the benefits of a decreasing cost of ownership for a machine.

What is Construction Management?

The Constructor

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction process from the start to the end. Building Technology Guide Construction Management

Risk Management in Construction Projects

The Constructor

Risk management in construction industry is an important part of the project planning and management. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction ProjectVarious risks associated with construction.

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How to Modernize Construction Management

John Chaney

There’s an industry transformation happening in construction, driven by modern technology, and these changes are significantly elevating construction management. Manual Processes Handcuffing True Construction Management.

Best Practices for Construction Document Management

John Chaney

Document management might not sound glamorous, but effective document management is critical to the success of construction projects. A survey of the Viewpoint community found many contractors still rely on basic digital tools like spreadsheets to manage their projects.

Continuous Job Cost and Billing Data for Project Managers

John Chaney

Viewpoint Team improves project manager data self-sufficiency by providing job cost and billing actuals data without jumping to another application. Although project managers have broad responsibilities, keeping track of job financials is key.

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

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. Construction Management with John Chaney

Rethinking Traditional Construction Project Management—Part 1 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. How those projects are managed can make or break the company. That makes project managers (or in some companies, project sponsors who oversee teams of project managers) arguably the most important role in an organization. Whereas others may be responsible for particular tasks or defined roles on the project, project managers have to be somewhat of a “jack of all trades.”.

Championing Regulatory Compliance with the Right Construction Management Software

John Chaney

The right construction management software can help construction organisations stay on top of compliance issues. An automated tool will help you prevent the inaccuracies and inconsistencies brought about by traditional paper-based management systems.

Episode 7: The Discipline of Effective Construction Compliance Management

John Chaney

Episode 7: The Discipline of Effective Construction Compliance Management. Beck provides food for thought on how to best approach compliance management. A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry.

Facility Management Software – Construction STAR Ratings

Construction Marketing Blog

Following are the Construction STAR Ratings for Facilities Management software (FM software). . Facilities Management software allow businesses or organizations to manage their maintenance and repair program from, typically, a web-based interface or dashboard.

Service and Field Managers: Collaborate 2018 is For You!

John Chaney

Service and Field Managers: Collaborate 2018 is For You! We’ve created a special track just for you — the field or service manager. We’ve put together 66 sessions specific to construction field or service management. Not a service or field management professional?

Are You Still Using Spreadsheets for Project Management?

John Chaney

To keep things organized, most contractors use technology in some capacity to facilitate day-to-day workflows for project management , scheduling, accounting , estimating and more. For project management specifically, 46.1 The report points out that companies often use multiple technologies to manage projects, which can result in duplicate data entry as people move information from a spreadsheet to software or from email to a spreadsheet.

Facility Management & Maintenance: 5 Reasons to Partner with your Commercial General Contractor

Commercial Construction

One of the things we’ve been most proud of at Englewood Construction over the last several years is the growth of our Facilities Management Group. It turns out we were right – and a lot of clients agree – because today our facilities management team is busier than ever.

Service Management Construction Software | Construction Manager Software

John Chaney

Service Management. Spectrum ® Service Management Construction Software streamlines your service operations for a better customer experience. Spectrum Service Management Construction Software is part of the integrated Spectrum Construction Software. Service Management Brochure.

Empowering Project Management Professionals Through Technology—Part 2 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Last week, we talked about the complexity of construction projects and the role of the project manager in managing the processes behind them. Hire bad people to manage and build the project? It’s changed how we choose our construction teams,” said Dallas Williams, vice president and general manager at Red Deer, Alberta-based general contractor Scott Builders.

Project Managers: Learn to Maximize Your Software Use at Collaborate 2018

John Chaney

Project Managers: Learn to Maximize Your Software Use at Collaborate 2018. If there’s one role touching virtually all aspects of construction operations, it’s the project manager. We’ve created a special track just for you — the project management and operations professional.

The History of Wolgast’s Construction Management Division

Wolgast Corporation Blog

Experts claim that a form of Construction Management (CM) construction delivery was used in ancient times as far back as the pyramids. However, according to Construction Management Association of America , CM became known as a distinctive construction delivery option in the 1960s 1.

Construction Management and Quickbooks

Carol Hagen

The challenge is achieving an integrated solution with estimating, scheduling and project management capabilities while addressing detailed job costing.

Managing Managers Made Easy

Construction Business Owner

Managing people does not come naturally to most construction business owners. Often, project managers, estimators, general superintendents, superintendents, foremen and engineers are not born managers either.

Money, Time and Management Solutions

Contractor Magazine

All the financing and payment functionalities of Payzer are available as part of the developer’s end-to-end business management tool

How The Cloud Is Enabling Smarter Project Management—Part 4 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is Part 4 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Often, project managers work with information culled together in reports generated in software systems that cannot pull data until it is fully processed or individual phases of the project are completed. Cloud-based software is breaking project managers free of the chains to the office, allowing them to work almost exclusively in the field where the action is.

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.

Straddling the Project Management Fence

John Chaney

So when a project manager friend of mine and I were talking recently and he said that he spends much of his day straddling the fence, I was confused since this particular individual happens to be fairly opinionated. Construction Management with John Chaney

Construction Management – the ultimate guide


Construction management (CM) is a long and extremely demanding process. The main purpose of construction management is to sharply control and monitor the progress of a project in terms of quality, cost and time. Construction Management construction books construction industry construction management construction manager construction schools project managementIt’s the foundation for every building project and the key to its success.

Jobsite Information Management (JIM)

Construction Dive

To fully realize the potential of the automated job site, real-time visual information is essential

The Biggest Management Strategy Problems Construction Companies Face Nowadays

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you're probably rarely concerned about management strategies. This is already a management strategy. If you implemented a marketing campaign to promote your business, your business management strategy is even more complete.

More effective management with integrated construction software

John Chaney

Precise estimates are imperative to managing the construction process. Fact is, if you don’t have control over inventory, costs and payroll, it’s difficult for managers to manage the process. It’s easy to know when you’ve outgrown your current software and tracking processes.

How to Manage Compliance for Construction Success

John Chaney

These days, many contractors are faced with managing larger, more complex projects on a regular basis. Construction management is challenging, in no small part because the industry is governed by a plethora of regulations. Step one on the road to managing construction compliance is straightforward, even if it might be time consuming: Learn the regulations that apply to your business. The first step to managing compliance in construction is knowing the regulations.

The 10 Questions You Should Ask When Considering Project Management Software—Part 5 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a five-part series on Construction Project Management — how innovative technologies and software are helping project managers streamline processes to build faster, smarter projects. While many project managers today are still utilizing manual processes or working with significantly outdated software, it is becoming clear that this is less of a matter of choice. Can it effectively manage construction documents?

Construction Project Managers Go Mobile

Carol Hagen

Update September 27, 2010: Project Manager views Job Alerts on iPad using Corecon Mobile. Update: Project Manager uses iPhone to access construction documentation. Construction Project Managers main line of communication is their mobile device. Contact Management.

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. I mean that it’s stored everywhere – in the cloud, on hard drives, on any number of other various storage devices.

A Winning Move for Construction Management Efficiency

John Chaney

A technology partner of Viewpoint’s since 2014, Keystyle has worked closely with us to deliver intuitive, easy-to-use portals that expand the functionality and accessibility of Viewpoint construction management software. These portals include: An HR portal which enables employee benefit and time management as well as applicant tracking and onboarding. Construction Management Technology Our Clients Love.

Managing Construction Submittals


Managing the submittal process is fairly straight forward but to do so you need an understanding of some basic concepts, work flows and to help you along the way, technology. The post Managing Construction Submittals appeared first on cnstrctr.

10 helpful tips for construction managers


Guest Posts construction manager construction workers guest post project collaboration tips for construction managersFinishing homework in school was always an achievement. Be it an hour before the school started or a day before the holidays ended.

Getting Started With Project Management Software

John Chaney

You’ve made the decision to commit to the future of your company by deciding on a construction project management software solution. By now you’ve hopefully determined your immediate and long-term goals for using a project management software. Congratulations!

Project Management Technology Tools Helping Contractors Modernize, Streamline Operations—Part 3 of 5

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Previously, we looked at the complexity of construction projects and the importance of the folks working on project teams—especially the project manager who has to keep all people and processes moving on a daily basis. Construction project managers probably relate to that statement more that anyone. Tech Tools for Better Construction Management.

Paying Bills & Construction Business Management

John Chaney

Construction Management with John ChaneyA friend of mine has a habit of not paying his bills until the day they are due. He’s also known for driving to the post office right before it closes on April 15 to file his taxes.