PROJECT PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." Benjamin Franklin
Effective and thorough project planning prior to commencement of work on a new site is essential to the overall success of any construction project. Often focus is mainly directed at winning the work and a rush to start the job, rarely is there adequate time given to taking the time and planning the work in advance...
RESPONDING SUCCESSFULLY TO A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
More and more frequently private sector companies and government organizations are releasing RFP's as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies often win or lose contracts based on their responses to an RFP. Answering a Request for Proposal (RFP) effectively requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company is the best suited to build their project....
TRADE CONTRACTS: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
Benjamin Franklin opined “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Today subcontracts are becoming more and more confusing and onerous with the General Contractors pushing more and more risk, responsibility and liability onto the Trade Contractor, so it behooves the Trade Contractor to have a greater understanding of the contract before a problem threatens your business rather than after....
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION - PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Every road that you drive on, every school that you attend, every office that you work in and every hospital that you receive care at was designed and built by the people in the construction industry.
Construction is a team effort with owners, contractors, architects, and subcontractors performing key functions throughout the lifecycle of a project. This workshop delivers a step-by-step review of the project lifecycle, from initiation through close-out, with specific attention to the unique roles and responsibilities of these stakeholders at each phase of the project.....
EFFECTIVE CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS AND MEETING MINUTES
Construction meetings are an important part of the successful management of construction projects. Regular site meetings on a project with well documented minutes can facilitate better communication and produce better results making it more likely that the project will be completed successfully.
NEW CONTRACTOR'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CHANGE ORDER PRICING AND MANAGEMENT
“Change is inevitable,” as the old saying goes. On construction projects, a more appropriate statement might be that “change orders are inevitable.” Change orders in construction projects are the most significant source of financial increases, disputes and schedule delays for general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and consultants! Learn how to prepare, price, gather, submit, negotiate and get pad for changes to the construction project.