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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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5 Reasons You Need a Professional Construction Manager
5 Reasons You Need a Professional Construction Manager

This article is a quick primer on the top five reasons you should retain an expert construction manager to oversee your project. Very few people have the experience or the time to manage a high-value, complex [...]

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Importance of Effective Communication in Construction Projects
Importance of Effective Communication in Construction Projects

The importance of communication in construction cannot be overstated. The most common reason for construction disputes is a breach in communication and expectations. Large construction projects have an enormous number of moving parts and  hundreds of [...]

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The Value of Effective Collaboration in Construction Management
The Value of Effective Collaboration in Construction Management

Collaboration and effective communication are central factors in successful projects. Large projects require numerous disciplines and extensive project teams including the architect, engineers, consultants, construction manager, other design disciplines and the general contractor along with specialty [...]

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Top 3 Issues in Construction: Scope, Cost and Schedule
Top 3 Issues in Construction: Scope, Cost and Schedule

The most important issues in every construction project are scope, cost and schedule. These three constraints, often referred to as the “project management triangle”, are inter-dependent and are always competing. Think about it—everyone wants a high [...]

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Strategies for Getting Your Construction Project Approved
Strategies for Getting Your Construction Project Approved

Gеttіng yоur рrоjесt thrоugh thе Сіty оf Lоѕ Аngеlеѕ’ реrmіttіng аnd аррrоvаl рrосеѕѕеѕ саn bе соmрlеx аnd tіmе-соnѕumіng, but wіth рrореr рlаnnіng аnd thе rіght tеаm yоu саn ѕtrаtеgіzе yоur рrоjесt fоr ѕuссеѕѕ. Whеthеr yоur рrоjесt [...]

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Planning for commercial development projects can be complex and time consuming. For optimal results, early and thorough planning should be a fundamental focus. The planning phase is the process of defining the owner’s program and determining how it is to be accomplished. Before even purchasing a potential property, we recommend owners perform a feasibility study to identify city and state municipal codes, zoning, design regulations and restrictions and community and city agency conditions that affect the parcel and what you will be permitted to build on it. Retaining a land use development consultant is advisable for large projects that require entitlement or land use approvals.

As you and your construction manager vet your professional team, ensure the architectural firm is aware of the parcel’s planning regulations and is willing and able to create a reasonable building program that incorporates the opportunities and code restrictions of the parcel. Your selected team of engineers, consultants and contractors should be consulted for their input on how to streamline the project and explore overlapping tasks wherever possible to expedite the start of construction. The construction manager will coordinate all disciplines in producing a comprehensive project plan, shaping it as it evolves with an eye for scope, cost and schedule implications. Projects benefit enormously from an experienced construction manager’s influence and management of the developing plan to ensure the owner’s vision is feasible, well-articulated, and fits budget and schedule constraints.