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Which Delivery Method is the Most Appropriate for Your Construction Project?
Which Delivery Method is the Most Appropriate for Your Construction Project?

A construction project's planning, design, and construction can be organized in several ways, also known as delivery methods. Like contract types, delivery methods dictate the contractual relationships between the client and the contractor, while adding the [...]

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What are Submittals in Construction?
What are Submittals in Construction?

Like the wheels of a clock, countless procedures work in concert to deliver a successful construction project. Construction submittals are one such process and are used to enforce a project's design requirements and fulfill the client's [...]

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Unforeseen Conditions: Hazards That Can Derail a Renovation Project
Unforeseen Conditions: Hazards That Can Derail a Renovation Project

Renovation projects are an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into a building.Lamentably, they're also prone to shocking cost overruns and time delays that stem from defects hiding in a building's walls or structure. Apart from [...]

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The Benefits of Skillful Contract Administration
The Benefits of Skillful Contract Administration

How to Optimize your Construction ProjectIf you're planning a construction project, you may feel overwhelmed by all of the clauses of the construction contract. Yes, they are complicated. But you don't have to manage them alone. [...]

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Why Coordination is Key in Construction Design
Why Coordination is Key in Construction Design

Most projects require the input of several disciplines' to produce a complete set of drawings and specifications needed to erect a building. Architects, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers usually comprise the design team, while [...]

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How Construction Schedules Keep Projects on Time and Budget
How Construction Schedules Keep Projects on Time and Budget

Scheduling is one of the basics of construction management. When approached with skill and thoroughness, effective scheduling can shorten construction durations and reduce project costs. Here are the 5 ways quality construction schedules keep projects on [...]

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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.