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Building Construction and Renovation

In any construction project, the owner is exposed to a host of risk that are substantially different, and possibly more severe, than those contemplated for normal business operations. Liability exposures arise from the nature of work, the manner in which it is performed, the quality of project supervision, or acts…

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Mobility Matters to Construction. Here is Why?

Nearly every construction professional uses some type of mobile device on the job. The benefits of this mobility can only work with the connectivity offered by WiFi, Bluetooth, and the Internet. For the AEC industry, and construction in particular, mobility is causing a sea of change in how projects are…

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The Best Advice Ever Given by a Construction PM

At 4:00am, your alarm goes off and with a jolt to the system your brain is in project management mode. While most of the world around you is still in bed, you’re in the office by 5:00 am tackling emails. It’s hard to prioritize who to respond to first when…

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Basic Guidelines for Contracts and Contract Risk Management

Contracts in all forms are embedded in virtually all parts of University operations and represent a vital and integral support mechanism in furthering Harvard’s mission. They come in many styles but most often take the form of a consulting services agreements, licenses, memoranda of understanding, real estate leases, equipment or…

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Capital Project Risk Management: Foundations for Mastery

At a time when large capital projects are becoming more necessary as a path to growth in certain industries, they are also prone to a greater range of risks. Accenture believes that mastering capital project risk management will give companies involved in such projects increased capacity to minimize these risks…

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You Say Potato: Project Managear vs Construction Manager

From budgeting, to payroll, to actual responsibilities, the Project Manager and Construction Manager are not to be confused with each other. They may seem interchangeable, but they are anything but. The answer to the riddle lies in the titles themselves. The Project Manager, as the title suggests, has responsibilities that…

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10 Things Construction Companies Must Do to Succeed

A recent report by the World Economic Forum stated that four megatrends are shaping the construction industry: Changes in the market and customer demand Sustainability and material resilience issues Society and workforce changes Politics and regulations The report gave several suggestions for construction companies, the industry as a whole, and…

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Recruiting and Retaining Top Construction Industry Talent

There is no question that it is more difficult for construction and related industry firms to attract the number of candidates needed to fill today’s positions and to build managers for the future. For companies in remote or less developed regions, such as much of Northern New England, this challenge…

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Building Information Modeling

Are you familiar with what a ‘light table’ is? No trick question here, it is simply a backlit surface, commonly used to overlay drawings. Now imagine you have architects, engineers and builders all huddled around one. They are standing there with a stack of drawings trying to find ‘clashes’, aka…

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