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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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  • Managing Construction Consultant, Roger Nelson, Will Join The Bar Association of San Francisco As a Panel Speaker

    Spire Managing Consultant, Roger Nelson, Will Join The Bar Association of San Francisco As a Panel Speaker

    Roger Nelson, PE, PSP, LEED AP, Managing Consultant at Spire, has been invited to join the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco as a panel speaker in a roundtable discussion regarding construction delays. On August 20, Mr. Nelson will share his first-hand construction scheduling expertise, specifically as it relates to delay analysis, and why understanding delays is important in construction-related disputes.

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  • Spire Welcomes New Construction Experts

    Spire Welcomes New Construction Experts to Support Texas Growth

    Spire has been growing rapidly over the last decade and has welcomed four new experts to its Austin headquarters office, broadening its presence in Texas. Mr. Joseph Pille, PE has been added to Spire’s Project Management team, and Mr. Ario Mirfatahi, Mr. Andrew Darko, and Mr. Steve Purugganan have been hired to supplement the Dispute Resolution Support team.

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  • Spire San Francisco’s Scheduling Experts Lead PSP Certification Training Course

    Spire experts had the recent honor of leading the Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Training Course in San Francisco, California, hosted by the AACE International (AACE) Bay Area Section. Spire’s Roger Nelson, PE, PSP, LEED AP and Dr. Nour Bouhou, PSP, facilitated the course, utilizing their combined decades of experience to provide valuable, first-hand insight to all who attended.

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  • Spire Project Controls Experts Spoke at AACE’s 2019 Western Winter Workshop

    Spire representatives had the honor of attending and presenting at the 2019 AACE Western Winter Workshop in the beautiful Lake Tahoe region of California. The Spire team was represented at the Workshop by Managing Consultant Roger Nelson, Senior Consultant Dr. Nour Bouhou, and Consultant Akshaya Iyer, each of whom led presentations at the Workshop.

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  • Spire Proudly Sponsors The Texas Bar Annual Conference for the 13th Consecutive Year

    For the 13th consecutive year, Spire had the opportunity to attend The State Bar of Texas Annual Construction Law Conference in San Antonio, which was held once again at the La Cantera Resort & Spa. Spire was well-represented at the Conference, with Managing Principal, Anthony Gonzales; Marketing Director, Tamara Savinas; and Managing Consultants, Jesus Schuldes and Kate Hull in attendance.

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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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COVID-19 & Construction: How to Model & Track Pandemic-Related Schedule Impacts

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of construction projects since April 2020 have experienced significant delays. Our experts have developed a free guide that delves into the details of one of our preferred delay analysis techniques, including a case study to further elucidate the procedure and outline the benefits of this method. Has your project’s schedule been impacted by the pandemic? Download here.

   
   

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.