The Positive Impacts of Cost Management and Schedule Planning

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Going to a Build Expo event? Attend one of our
sessions below:

Houston Build Expo
August 15 & 16, 2018
Forecasting the Future: Effective Schedule Development and Management – Jesus Schuldes,
Managing Consultant

Austin Build Expo
January 9 & 10, 2019
Construction Scheduling: Keeping the Project on Track – Kate Hull, Managing Consultant & Roberto Leandro,
Associate Consultant

Los Angeles Build Expo
March 6 & 7, 2019
EVM in Construction: A Practical Approach – Michael Nosbisch, Associate Principal








Construction has become increasingly complex and an understanding of globally recognized methods and techniques to successfully plan and execute cost-efficient projects is necessary for success.

Spire Consultant, Rahim Alexander, CCM, LEED AP, BD+C, presented at the 2018 Atlanta Build Expo on both July 11th and 12th at the Georgia World Congress Center. The session titled An Insider’s Guide to Effective Project Planning and Control, provided guidelines on pre-project planning, scheduling, cost and risk mitigation strategies on construction projects.

More specifically, the topics he covered included the implementation of effective scheduling planning and development, development of a realistic baseline schedule, cost development and management, and project performance measurement using earned value. The session’s attendees consisted of owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, and government agencies.

“Mr. Alexander’s presentation was one of the better sessions,” stated Robert McLain Sr., CEO of EFX Electric LLC. “It was very informative and eye opening.”

“This presentation demonstrates how effective cost management and schedule planning are increasing the likelihood of a successful project,” said Mr. Alexander. “It also reveals potential solutions that can decrease the costs incurred throughout the project and assists the client in creating a reasonable and accurate depiction of the work.”

Mr. Rahim Alexander, CCM , LEED AP, BD+C, has more than 20 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector. As a construction executive within a $2 Billion dollar program, Mr. Alexander’s responsibilities included the high level oversight and construction coordination of certain facility projects. As an expert, he provides assistance in construction related cases involving standard of care, schedule delay, productivity impact and damages quantification.

Contact Spire Consulting Group construction management experts

Spire is one of the premier construction project planning and control firms in the world, assisting clients across all industries to ensure their projects are delivered on time and within budget. Spire’s construction management experts know how to help clients set realistic expectations for their projects’ goals, gauge risk, and develop mitigation strategies that will ultimately save time and money.

From concept to closeout, Spire can help you
develop a plan you can build on.