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Identifying Risks and Exposures on Construction Projects
Identifying Risks and Exposures on Construction Projects

Construction can be precarious. Budget-busting design omissions, unforeseen conditions and everything in between can affect a project’s bottom line; for this reason, construction project risk management is one of the most vital functions of cost estimation. Risk [...]

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Top 10 Benefits of Professional Construction Management
Top 10 Benefits of Professional Construction Management

Thе bеnеfitѕ of professional соnѕtruсtiоn mаnаgеment include highly skilled рrосеѕѕes that fасilitаtе рlаnning, сооrdinаtiоn аnd соntrоl оf а рrоjесt frоm inсерtiоn tо соmрlеtiоn. A professional construction manager will bаlаnсе thе соmреting nееdѕ оf соѕt, ѕсоре аnd [...]

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How BIM Can Help Owners Save Money
How BIM Can Help Owners Save Money

Electronic drafting programs and other modeling software has changed the way construction projects are designed. Design teams are now able to work together in cyberspace, seeing their designs come to life well before construction begins. The [...]

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The Basics of Construction Mechanics Liens
The Basics of Construction Mechanics Liens

As a construction project owner, it is important that you understand what mechanics liens are and how they can potentially affect you if there is a payment issue on your project. Contractors and suppliers also need [...]

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Why Owners Should Insist on Lean Construction Methods
Why Owners Should Insist on Lean Construction Methods

Lean construction is a concept from the past that has seen a rebirth in the construction industry. The principles behind lean construction were born in manufacturing during World War II. It is only in recent years [...]

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Why Builders Risk Insurance is Important for Project Owners
Why Builders Risk Insurance is Important for Project Owners

Insurance coverage is very important for all businesses, including construction companies and building owners. Business general liability insurance covers most of the liabilities a business will have, but it doesn’t cover construction work that is in [...]

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Construction best practices and strategies are based on a combination of project management methodologies and industry standards that have been proven to contribute significantly to a project’s success. Successful construction managers are experienced and versatile administrators of best practices and strategies. Because most owners are not aware of the knowledge and skill required to build, best practices include retaining a construction management professional to manage the project.

Effective overall project management methodology must start with defining the scope and objectives of the project, retaining the right project team to articulate those goals, and strategizing the project management processes that will be used to execute and control the project. At every phase, your construction manager’ role is to keep those goals in sight as he manages schedule, costs and quality. It requires skill born of experience to implement the technical practices to keep the project on track. It takes strong, strategic leadership to anticipate and address project challenges. Professional construction managers are schooled in managing complex projects and are essential to keep large projects on time, on budget and at an acceptable risk.