How to Claim Constructive Acceleration

Delays in the construction industry are very common. When a contractor experiences delays on a project, it may need to accelerate the work to get the project schedule back on track. Acceleration can be costly so understanding the basics of acceleration is essential for preserving rights to making a claim if necessary to recover costs … Continued

The Value of CPM Scheduling

CPM scheduling is an approach to project planning that can offer you significant cost and time benefits. In the construction industry, CPM is used extensively to manage complex and large projects. Yet, projects frequently experience time and cost overruns due to limited or improper planning and scheduling. By properly utilizing CPM scheduling, you can avoid … Continued

Top 3 Ways Owners and Contractors Can Help Resolve Disputes

On construction projects, disputes arise between owners, contractors, and subcontractors far too often.  But there are some basic steps each party can take to help resolve these disputes before they become formal claims and end up in court or arbitration. #1 – Know and Live Your Contract It is amazing how many people do not … Continued

Types of Delay Analysis in Construction

Whether it’s out of your control or not, construction projects are often subject to events that result in delays. These could occur for various reasons, from weather to poor planning. Regardless of the reasons, construction delays can have severe financial impacts on projects. Missing progress on a critical activity by just one day can put … Continued

How to Manage Construction Material Cost Escalation

As you handle construction projects, material costs are a crucial consideration. You need the right solutions to keep your budget on track and avoid overspending. With material expenses in continual fluctuation, it’s important to use the proper resources and strategies for negotiating price limits. If you’re wondering how to navigate price increases successfully, keep reading … Continued

Objectives of Construction Management

An important part of any project, quality construction management helps ensure construction projects remain on time, on budget, and meet all goals for safety, scope, function, and quality. In order to ensure success, the Construction Manager must implement a variety of specialized project management methods.

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.

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: Impacted As-Planned The impacted as-planned analysis involves the insertion of delay events into a baseline or as-planned schedule to determine the hypothetical impact of such events. This … Continued

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.

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.

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.

Reducing the Impact of Labor Shortages in the Construction Industry

Over the last year, labor availability has become an increasing problem on construction projects in certain markets. While the construction industry has incurred labor availability challenges in the past, few firms proactively plan how they will address these issues in order to mitigate their impact. Although some firms have emphasized the importance of understanding the … Continued

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. The lifecycle of a construction project begins when an owner identifies a market need and … Continued

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 quality in a timely and … Continued

Top 10 Ways for Developers to Overcome Issues During Construction

Developers wear many hats during the construction process and thus are subject to an increase in risk and liability. The first step to achieving a successful project is to identify the potential issues and barriers that may impact your project prior to construction in order to mitigate or prevent those issues from occurring.