Category: Best Practices

Tips for Effective Project Management

The difference between a successful project and a nightmarish one typically comes down to how the planning and management of what I like to call “the influential factors,” were handled. With any large construction job, many complex work activities are...

/ May 25, 2011

Business Intelligence in Construction. Where do we start?

Every construction company that I have talked to wants an easy-to-use dashboard that displays KPIs, trending graphs, and other popular Business Intelligence (BI) concepts, but very few know where to start. After seeing several companies successfully implement BI, I would...

/ May 25, 2011

Preparing for disaster: why looking at occupational safety isn’t enough.

Construction safety is a major concern and priority for any contractor. No one wants a job site accident both for the well-being of their employees as well as the liability. Contractors are wise to celebrate and reward their teams for...

/ March 14, 2011

Survey says! Staying Ahead of Automated Surveying and Other Technology

I had the good fortune of reading Houston Neal’s recent blog post, “Automation of Surveying Creates Disruption and Opportunities” on the informative Software Advice blog. Packed with detailed information about how the GPS Machine Control System works (and how it eliminates...

/ March 11, 2011

The Road to Nowhere? Not so.

There is no question that major road and highway projects have slowed down in the U.S. Certainly the unpredictable economy is contributing to the slowdown but perhaps a bigger effect has been the end of federally funded projects under the...

/ February 23, 2011