Redefining Construction Document Management

John Chaney

That’s why effectively managing these changes is crucial to contractors’ success. These mistakes and delays can have a significant impact on your bottom line as a contractor — and leave your clients unimpressed with your teams’ abilities to manage projects.

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

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.

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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Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

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.

5 Reasons our New HR Management Solution Has Construction Pros Swooning

John Chaney

However, HR functions are often overwhelmed managing manual tasks for employees and need help. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about the benefits of Viewpoint HR Management. . Using Viewpoint HR Management for our benefits enrollment really streamlined the process.

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

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

Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

Commercial Construction

Embrace your contractor’s project management technology. Today, all sophisticated construction firms use some type of project management software to run their jobs.

Ten Tips For Project Management Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

On the surface, project management is a straightforward task. Well, it is more complicated than that and in reality, most projects managers are harassed a lot. But businesses and project managers can avoid all these hitches through simple and effective management strategies.

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.

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.”.

Customer Relationship Management: Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile when one day I met the retailer’s construction manager and we hit it off immediately. We kept in touch as I moved to the project management side of the business and he moved around to positions with several national retailers.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Construction Management – the ultimate guide

Geniebelt

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Everyday Project Management Practices For Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Good project management skills are essential for any project manager. No matter what industry you work in, there is always some project management best practices imperative for your organization’s success. Today's Guest Article Is From Kirsten Pike.

Construction Management: Up and to the Right

John Chaney

A colleague recently shared with me this graphic from a Caterpillar presentation he attended, which got me thinking about how managers and owners run their construction businesses. I know the way I’ve managed my company over the years has changed.

Construction Disputes and Project Document Management

John Chaney

Construction Management with John ChaneyAbout a month ago, I read an article discussing the value of disputes in the construction industry.

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.

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.