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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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  • ABA Program Construction Management Company

    Look For Us In Philadelphia! Spire Will Sponsor a Historic ABA Program

    Spire will be sponsoring the American Bar Association (ABA) 2019 Forum on Construction Law Fall Meeting from October 23rd to 26th, at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference titled “Building a Better Construction Industry through Inclusion, Diversity, & Professionalism,” will feature sessions delivered by leaders from the ABA, ACEC, AGC, and AIA.

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  • How Do Natural Disasters Affect Construction Labor Availability?

    Spire Experts Answer: How Do Natural Disasters Affect Labor Availability?

    Spire’s experts have recently been featured in the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Summer 2019 publication of The Construction Lawyer. Managing Principal, Anthony Gonzales and Senior Consultant Nour Bouhou, PhD, PSP co-authored the edition’s leading piece in the journal with Brasfield & Gorrie’s Associate General Counsel, Jodi Taylor.

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  • San Francisco Construction Management Experts Present On Weather Delays

    Spire San Francisco Experts Present On Weather Delays To AACE

    Spire San Francisco’s top construction engineering experts, Roger Nelson, PE, PSP, LEED AP and Nour Bouhou, PhD, PSP will be the keynote speakers for the AACE International (AACE) San Francisco Bay Area Section’s September meeting. Mr. Nelson and Dr. Bouhou will share their extensive knowledge on weather delays, specifically how to analyze adverse weather in construction scheduling.

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  • Daniel Wyman Construction Management Consultant

    Join Us In Welcoming Daniel Wyman, Proposal Coordinator

    Spire is thrilled to announce the newest addition to their team, Mr. Daniel Wyman. Mr. Wyman joins the team as a Proposal Coordinator where he will be the driving force behind key client proposals and will be intrinsically involved in all of Spire’s pursuits, both domestically and internationally.

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  • 2019 CLC Leadership Forum

    Spire Managing Principal Will Share His Expertise at the 2019 CLC Leadership Forum

    Anthony Gonzales, Spire’s Managing Principal, has been given the honor to serve on a panel with Austin’s top construction leaders at the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Annual Leadership Forum. Mr. Gonzales will share his expertise as a leader in the industry during the event’s interactive discussion, providing attendees with the opportunity to learn about A/E/C leadership in a unique and collaborative setting.

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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? 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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  • 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 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.