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The 5 Most Important Construction Project Contract Clauses
The 5 Most Important Construction Project Contract Clauses

When you are working with a general contractor, it is important to set the terms of your working relationship as soon as possible. Usually this is done by entering into a construction contract of some type. [...]

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An Expert Talks about Construction Project Management
An Expert Talks about Construction Project Management

Construction projects: sound advice for clientsIn your eyes, Ali, how can a client get the most value from working with a construction manager?When there’s a working relationship based on mutual trust and understanding, the client can [...]

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What goes into a feasibility study for a construction project?
What goes into a feasibility study for a construction project?

Just like with any project management plan, the construction project process consists of a series of predetermined phases that begin with project initiation and end with closure: completion and delivery. Often, the first concrete steps of [...]

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Got what it takes to be a successful Construction Project Manager?
Got what it takes to be a successful Construction Project Manager?

Pick a quality that defines a successful construction project manager.A successful construction project manager needs to be a people person. That’s number one in my mind. At the same time, I’m a by-the-book kind of guy [...]

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What questions should I ask a construction manager?
What questions should I ask a construction manager?

As the client’s agent or rep, the construction manager oversees the project and works to ensure that it is delivered on schedule, within budget, and as conceptualized—down to the last details. When choosing a construction manager, [...]

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What is procurement in construction management?
What is procurement in construction management?

Simply put, the procurement process is how we go about acquiring the goods and services we need. When we’re shopping for arugula or a pair of jeans, procurement is pretty straightforward. But when we’re looking to [...]

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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.