ANTHONY GONZALES FEATURED IN ABC’S CONSTRUCTION EXECUTIVE MAGAZINE
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Anthony Gonzales, Managing Principal, was featured in the July/August Edition of Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Executive Magazine. Expert Project Planning, written by Joanna Masterson, discusses the importance of regularly evaluating lessons learned in scheduling and communication within construction projects.
The article describes how construction firms are not as quick to share scheduling and communication downfalls as they are when it comes to safety and estimating. Rather than sharing experiences at the end of every project, Mr. Gonzales recommends schedulers communicating those lessons on a monthly basis.
“The top end construction companies do a great job of centralizing their estimates and capturing lessons learned in a database that can be used regionally,” Mr. Gonzales says. “But most well-run companies don’t have that from a scheduling and planning perspective. Instead, staff members are making these decisions at the project level and they don’t have a guide to help them out.”
Mr. Gonzales also stresses the importance of aligning a project’s expectations, accountability, and transparency at an early stage. This must be done across different teams, and within each of those teams, in order to become a truly intelligent project.
In addition to Anthony Gonzales’ expertise, the article also highlights projects completed by four winners of the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Excellence in Construction® award. The winners include MTech Mechanical’s strategy for counteracting delays, The Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co.’s ability to manage an aggressive schedule, Milender White’s minimal environmental impact, and Duplantis Design Group’s excellence in relationship management.
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Since first being published by ABC in 2003, Construction Executive is the magazine for the business of construction. It reaches more than 53,000 contractors and construction-related business owners and has won more than 20 editorial awards. Each issue includes articles designed to help owners and top managers run a more profitable and productive construction business.