Once upon a time in Philadelphia, a charity hospital was seeking to modernize and expand its facility. Fundraising and design work had proceeded for a number of years, however, there never seemed to be quite enough money in the building fund to begin the project.
The Coronavirus puts new emphasis on the evolving complexity of risks that must be balanced in the design and construction industries. The most unpredictable facet of construction risk management is the effects of unstable just-in-time supply chains. We are aware that isolated supply chain bottlenecks exist, but this latest disruption may be the next Black
Julian Toneatto, Ph.D., PE and E. Mitchell Swann, P.E. testified on 1 August 2013 at a City of Philadelphia City Cophilabldgcollapseuncil hearing looking into techniques, technologies and guidelines to improve building demolition practices within the city. [Background: On 5 June 2013, a building under demolition experienced an uncontrolled collapse which fell onto an adjacent retail property which was occupied at the time. There were 6 fatalities and 14 injuries, several of them critical.
John E. Osborn
Originally printed by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Inc., Volume 8
Owners and Contractors should ask the following questions and carefully consider the answers before identifying a new project as Design-Build. It seems that almost every undertaking is now labeled as Design–Build.
What is the purpose of critical path method (CPM) scheduling and how is it useful for construction projects? Though CPM scheduling is widely used, many project managers choose to work and supervise without it. Why should you adopt CPM software on your next project? These are the advantages that CPM schedule consultants can offer you. How will CPM make your project run more smoothly and according to your projections?
The Importance of Systems Thinking and Integration in Project Delivery
Recently the global marketplace has been buffeted about by news of the recall of children’s toys by several major manufacturers and by the collapse of the subprime lending market including its investment derivatives and related impacts on credit and capital markets worldwide. These items might seem completely unrelated to each other, not your typical project management or construction topic. Try this; think about each scenario as a portrait of a system and consider the impact on a project if the system components are misaligned.