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: 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.

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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

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.

How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

We also use Slack for instant messaging, Office 365 for creating, sharing, and archiving files, and Toggl for time tracking and management.”.

PLANNING, SCHEDULING IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

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.

Approaches to Managing Job Site Inventory

Construction Informer

The post Approaches to Managing Job Site Inventory appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Managing Materials Trending construction materialsGoogle+.

Project Management Trends: 2018 Topics to Watch

Construction Equipment

And yet, we had some significant shifts this year, most notably PMI releasing the sixth edition of “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge” ( PMBOK® Guide ), alongside the Agile Practice Guide. Here are five trends that project managers should be watching out for in 2018.

Managing Millennials

Construction Business Owner

In a 2013 Ernst & Young survey, 75 percent of managers said that managing multi-generational teams is a challenge; 77 percent said that different work expectations among generations is a leading challenge they face

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 Chaney

Managing Your Construction Projects by Exception

John Chaney

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.

Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits

Construction Informer

While 73 percent of executives feel that risks to their companies are on the rise, companies in general are not meeting the increased risks with improved risk management. In fact, only 12 percent of responding companies demonstrated qualities that marked them as true risk management leaders, according to a PwC U.S. Construction ManagementGoogle+.

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.

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. At Englewood, we employ a stable of superintendents who specialize in managing projects on the road.

Strategic Facility Management Execution Plan

Building Information Management

Facility / Infrastructure Total Cost of Ownership Management. Outcome-focused LEAN management. These competencies are aligned with multiple specialized asset management business processes and practices. INDUSTRY: SPACE MANAGEMENT. Asset Lifecycle Model.

Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101

Building Information Management

Asset Competency Model & Efficient Facility Management #101. Until Owners understand and are capable of organizational wide deployment of ASSET COMPETENCY MODELS, productivity across the AEC and Facility Management sector will remain poor. Developing and Managing PEOPLE.

Syllabus: What is management consulting?

Construction Equipment

Teaching management consulting this semester to a select group of 40 students. That said, I wanted to describe management consulting succinctly in the syllabus. Two weeks ago I described it by sharing 30+ links to… Read More » The post Syllabus: What is management consulting? I imagine 1/2 of them will have consulting internship or full-time offers already. This is an elective, and they are elite.

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.

Facilities Management in the U.S. – R.I.P.

Building Information Management

Facilities Management in the U.S. – R.I.P. If is see another article about how great facilities management professionals (FMers) are, or how misunderstood, I think my head will explode. And… you are going to outsource their management? LEAN best management practices.

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.

Construction Project Management Processes: Everything You Need to Know

Geniebelt

Project management is the basis on which every construction project is founded. A construction project manager has to obtain a variety of skills and competences in order to navigate through the project and to establish a functional connection with the numerous teams.

Caleffi appoints Bowling as marketing communications manager

Constructor Magazine

Bowling most recently served at Danfoss as marketing manager Americas for the drives division, and headed up communications, branding and event marketing.

How Do You Get Construction Management Work?

Constructonomics

If you just glanced at it, you may think it reads, “How To Get Construction Management Work” But of course this is not the case. It reads, “How Do You Get Construction Management Work?”… The title of this post is very important.

Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power

Construction Informer

Behavior based project management harnesses the emotional quotient of the project team. The project … Continue reading Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power → The post Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary. Managing People construction project management Google+.

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 Projects

Campus community management firms, beware!

BD+C

Through a series of acquisitions, one of the largest student housing management companies in the country took over the management of a 30+-building university housing community over a decade ago.

Job Order Contract Digital Management

Building Information Management

Job Order Contract Digital Management. Real Property Owners, Contractors, and Subcontractors, Sign up for a one-on-one web session to learn more about independent, objective, transparent, compliant, and best value Job Order Contract Program Management supported by digital technology.

Construction Waste Management Gets Help from Circular Building

Construction Informer

New practices from viewing building as a circular process could drastically improve construction waste management and sustainability. The post Construction Waste Management Gets Help from Circular Building appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Managing MaterialsGoogle+.

New International Standard for Asset Management - ISO 50000

Collaborative Construction

On of the most interesting and encouraging developments that advocates of BIM and IPD should have on their radar is the launch of the new Asset Management Standard, ISO 50000. My apologies for neglecting the blog.

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Facility Management Software Technology

Building Information Management

Facility Management Software Technology. I recently read an article discussing the penetration of facility management software across all markets… commercial, retail, healthcare, public sector, utilities, and aerospace and defense. The point being made is that technological advancements have significantly supported facility management market growth, specifically new databases technologies that enable collaboration and information sharing.

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca. Coastal rebuilding projects are driving the growth of the water sector in Louisiana. The Pelican State aims to become the Silicon Valley of the global water industry. Featured Industry Focus Louisiana Magazine Highlights Utilities Baton Rouge BF-May/June-2017 Economic Development Louisiana Economic Development LSU Martin Ecosystems Site Selection The Water Campus Tierra Resources Water Water Challenge

Salt Inventory Management Best Practices

Green Industry Professionals

Tips and tools to help manage salt and deicing inventory in a time where needs are harder to forecast and supplies are more difficult to secure

Autodesk Invests in Construction Supply-Chain Manager

ENR Construction

Top 60 construction management firms

BD+C

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT PLAN: KEEPING WORKERS ALERT

The Safety Blog

You can also develop a fatigue management plan. What do the Metro North derailment, Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and a few other notable aircraft incidents have in common? Fatigue. Employee fatigue played a role in all these tragedies and many more.

Effectively Managing Fleet Exposures

Construction Business Owner

As technology continues to evolve, the construction industry evolves with it.

Construction Recruiting Strategies Derailed by Managers

Construction Informer

Successful construction recruiting strategies might require looking more closely at your existing managers and the career paths your company has mapped out for new hires. Managing People Google+.

Project Management System's Users Meeting Heralds Change

ENR Construction

Facilities Management in the U.S. – R.I.P.

Building Information Management

Facilities Management in the U.S. – R.I.P. If I see another article about how great facilities management professionals (FMers) are, or how misunderstood, I think my head will explode. And… you are going to outsource their management? LEAN best management practices.