Project partnering is one of the most effective tools in the construction management process employed to deliver successful projects -- projects that complete on time, in the budget, safely, with the specified quality and have no outstanding disputes at the end of the job. Construction Managers are frequently the leaders in convincing owners to adopt project partnering and must be involved in the entire pro..
Delay claims are part of project management, however, the way we deal with them can make a big difference. Delay claims cost money and time, as well as strain the relationship between the contracting parties. So it is better to take all precautions to prevent them from arising, and then learn a few hints to manage those that do happen, in the most effective way. This seminar will go over the definition of c..
Mediation is not new. Mediation was employed in ancient India as well as in the Islamic world. In more recent times mediation has been widely adopted in the U.S. construction industry as a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Mediation is often employed when claims negotiations fail to reach a resolution in lieu of arbitration or litigation. The webinar discusses mediation as a process and discusse..
State, local, governments and Public Housing Authorities play a major role in contributing to the preservation of affordable housing. This webinar will present policies and best practices for state, local governments, and public housing authorities to preserve affordable housing, Also, this webinar will discuss the preservation of subsidized housing in rural and urban areas of the country.Participants will ..
This in an introductory seminar that covers a wide spectrum of soft skills everyone needs. It includes tips in areas such as time management, changes management, conflict management, communications in the diverse and multi-cultural environment, leadership, team building and teamwork, and emotional intelligence. Having only 90 minutes for the entire seminar will not give enough time for each of the soft skil..
Rework in the construction industry is frequent and well known. It is a drain on productivity, profitability, and timeliness of project delivery for both contractors and owners. Additionally, the need for rework can have spinoff or downstream impacts for all project stakeholders. The causes of rework are, likewise, very well known: design and construction changes; errors and omissions; project enhancements;..
This is an introductory webinar on construction cost estimating. The knowledge and skills of the cost estimator can make the difference between winning and losing, or between success and failure. This webinar takes a panoramic view of construction cost estimating from inception to final completion; explaining main concepts and giving valuable tips for cost estimators as well as the entire construction proje..
Construction projects are a fertile breeding ground for claims – unless everything on the project proceeds exactly as planned. To avoid all claims there must be no changes, no delays, no shortage of qualified craft labor, no late delivery of equipment and materials, no bad weather, etc. It is highly unlikely that anyone has ever seen this project in history. Even the pyramids in Egypt had changes, delays an..
This is an introductory seminar that covers topics related to the prevention and resolution of conflicts. It includes an introduction to conflicts; definitions, types, and potential consequences. It also includes important tips for preventing/avoiding conflicts, as well as resolving them in the most effective manner when they happen. It goes on to describe important conflict management skills along with exa..
Whether a contractor, an owner, a design professional, or a construction manager, all construction professionals must learn how to prepare, analyze, and justify time extension requests. Owners and their representatives are tasked with the responsibility of receiving, analyzing and recommending a course of action and deciding on all-time extension requests submitted by contractors. Contractors and CM’s@Risk ..
Construction cost estimating is the single most important task in the construction industry. In fact, it is the foundation of many other most other project construction management functions. This seminar will briefly go over the estimating process and then cover the RS Means Building Construction Cost Database (BCCD) and how it is being used with the RSMeans online estimating. The seminar will cover the ite..
In order to deliver successful projects on time and in the budget, owners and contractors must know how to manage changes to the work during the construction period. This webinar discusses how and why changes arise during the project’s construction phase; what owners can and cannot change; the types of change to the work in progress; how each type of change order should be handled on the site; the rules of ..
This webinar introduces the fundamentals of government contracting in a format that easy to understand and comprehend. Participants will be able to apply the information presented when bidding on federal contracts as well as ensuring compliance when administering/managing contracts. As a participant, you will learn how to get your business ready to meet the demanding needs of the federal government. The web..
This Webinar starts by explaining the types of contracts, along with the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each type. It does the same for the delivery methods. It also discusses types of owners and then tries to describe the most appropriate contract and delivery method for the situation. This is a crucial education for owners that help them make the right decision at the right time. It als..
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule requires program participants of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to undertake significant actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, achieve integrated and balanced living patterns, promote fair housing choice and foster inclusive communities free from discrimination. Prior to this rule, HUD program participa..