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    • Spire Expands in Texas with Two New Professionals

      We are excited to announce that Spire has welcomed two new professionals to our Austin, Texas headquarters office in support of our continued growth. Ms. Ashley Inman, SHRM-SCP, has joined Spire as the Human Resources Manager, and Ms. Taylor McIntyre has joined the Marketing team as a Marketing Coordinator.

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    • AISD Goes Back to School with Three Campus Openings

      We are excited to announce that three of the 18 schools included in the $1.1 billion, 2017 Austin Independent School District (AISD) Bond Program have achieved substantial completion. Because of Spire’s efforts, these schools are prepared to open their doors for the education of Austin’s youth according to the city’s ordinances for in-person operation.

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    • Spire Grows Texas Presence with Two New Consultants

      Spire’s presence among the top construction consulting firms is continuing to expand with the additions of Ms. Jessica Lunte and Mr. Anthony Springer to our team of experts. Ms. Lunte and Mr. Springer are joining the Spire team based in our Austin headquarters office, and will be invaluable in supporting our clients through all of their project needs.

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    • Spire’s Roger Nelson Presents Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims Seminar

      Spire San Francisco’s Roger Nelson, PE, PSP, LEED AP has been invited to speak at The Seminar Group’s Construction Project Scheduling & Delay Claims live webcast. Titled “Basics of Project Scheduling and Forensic Schedule Delay,” Mr. Nelson’s particular session will outline the CPM schedule development process and mechanics, the identification of the critical path, acceleration, and the differences between delay and disruption.

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    • American Bar Association - COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable Series

      Spire Managing Principal Joins ABA’s COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable Series

      Spire’s Managing Principal, Anthony Gonzales, has been invited to serve as an A/E/C expert in the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law’s Leadership Roundtable Series on Impacts of COVID-19. More specifically, Mr. Gonzales will share his expertise as it relates to Force Majeure, Supply Chain Disruption, Delays And Claims.

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    • Spire Welcomes Three New Professionals To Expand the Texas Team

      Spire’s Texas presence is expanding with the addition of three new experts to our Austin headquarters office. We are excited to announce the addition of Ms. Heather Vacek as a Proposal Manager, Mr. David Carlson as a Consultant, and Mr. Casey Burson as an Associate Consultant.

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    • Covid-19 Construction Management Consulting Update

      Spire’s Commitment to You | COVID-19 Update

      Spire’s leadership team is meeting frequently to assess and appropriately respond to the crisis as it evolves, and to adjust our operations to maintain quality service. While we are currently maintaining normal business hours, we have implemented policies to focus on social distancing, technology implementation, and limited travel to allow our personnel to effectively and safely continue their daily functions.

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    • Amy Jenkins Construction Management Consulting

      Spire Welcomes Amy Jenkins, Executive Assistant

      Spire is excited to welcome the newest member of the team, Ms. Amy Jenkins. Ms. Jenkins will serve as the Executive Assistant to Managing Principal, Anthony Gonzales, and brings with her significant business management, coordination, and operational technology experience.

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    • A Contractor Plan: Construction During COVID-19

      Contractors that are allowed to continue work on ‘essential’ projects during the pandemic need to consider the care and protection of their workforce and the surrounding communities. Contractors need to understand what is required to protect their workforce, account for supply chain impacts and manage labor availability uncertainty and how these conditions may impact the cost and time to perform work on their projects.

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    • COVID-19 Construction Insights: Quantifying Delay Damages on Your Project

      Delays on construction projects can lead to a cascade of negative financial repercussions for owners, contractors and subcontractors. As COVID-19 progresses and new mandates are put in place by federal, state and local government entities, it is imperative that owners, contractors and subcontractors properly notify, document, monitor and quantify all delay damages resulting from COVID-19.

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    • An Owner/Developer Plan: Construction During COVID-19

      If you are an Owner or Developer, taking care of people and our communities is everyone’s responsibility. Thus, Owners/Developers need to consider how their projects impact the community, and are classified by the various authorities and determine the benefits and costs to continue or delay their projects.

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      Steps to Take When Your Project Suffers Productivity Loss

      The measured mile analysis is a widely recognized and preferred method for quantifying productivity loss in construction claims. It estimates damages resulting from lost productivity by comparing activities during a period of disrupted performance to identical or substantially similar activities during a period of unaffected performance.

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      Delay Analysis Methodologies

      Delay Analysis Methodologies There are numerous forensic schedule analysis methods that can be used to quantify delays that occurred during a project. The most common delay analysis methods are as follows:

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    • What is a construction project schedule

      What is a Construction Project Schedule?

      What is a Construction Project Schedule? When it comes to construction management, maintaining a construction project schedule is one of the most important parts of a project. A well-planned schedule helps minimize downtime and ensures that all parts of the project are completed on-time and on-budget.

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    • Construction Project Controls

      What Are Construction Project Controls?

      What Are Construction Project Controls? Every successful construction project begins with careful planning. Quality project controls help monitor work and determine if everything is proceeding as planned. Understanding Construction Project Controls Good project controls ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and on-budget. They also ensure the overall quality of a project. By providing consistent

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    Construction Company Management Planning Best Practices

    Construction Company Management Planning is a one of the most important characteristics of a successful company in today’s business environment. It applies to every aspect of construction success for both micro and macro business models.There are 5 major risks to success that should be understood in your strategic planning outlined in the full version of this white paper available for download. Download here.

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     Evaluation of Baseline Schedule Metrics

    Developing a reasonable baseline schedule can be challenging for construction professionals, but it is essential to keeping projects on time and within budget. Don’t let your project be impacted or delayed by a fatally flawed baseline schedule that results in an unreasonable forecasted completion. In this White Paper, we will identify and evaluate a list of industry-recognized metrics to determine whether a schedule is inaccurate or suggests a reasonable forecast. Download here. 

    Quantifying Disruption in Power Projects  Quantifying Disruption in Power Projects

    Power plant projects involve massive capital investment and employ the services of multiple trades.Their complexity and scale often cause disruptions to the resource utilization plan resulting in lost productivity. Want to quantify that lost productivity? This White Paper will outline the fundamental concepts of the Measured Mile Analysis, and suggestions to improve its implementation. Download here.