“The greatest waste in all of our earth, which cannot be recycled or reclaimed, is our waste of the time, that God has given us each day.”  Billy Graham

Construction Management  

  • defining the development or construction project for the owner;
  • capturing project requirements, specifying quality of the deliverable's, estimating resources and timescales;
  • preparing a business case to justify investment;
  • developing and implementing a management plan for the project;
  • leading design and motivating the project delivery team;
  • managing the risks, issues and changes on the project;
  • monitoring progress against plan;
  • managing the project budget;
  • construction management;
  • closeout project.

It’s common knowledge that fast-tracked construction comes with scheduling and logistical risks, even for a single-building project. At the $1-billion Metropolis mixed-use development under construction in Los Angeles—with four towers and a podium on a 6.3-acre site, three overlapping construction phases and two different building teams—successful fast-tracking also depends on intense cross-team coordination.

“The project is so large, we wanted to minimize the risk, so we selected two general contractors instead of one,” says John Wong, project executive for AECOM/Tishman, project manager for the entire 4.1-million-sq-ft development. “There is less financial risk and performance risk” with two contractors, he adds.

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Construction Economics for the week of Feb. 27, 2017
ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:41:00 -0500

City of Houston Set To Begin Work on 16.5-Mile Northeast Transmission Water Line

Proposals are due in March for the first segments of the Northeast Transmission Water Line, the largest line the city has built to date.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Data Mining Gains More Cachet in Construction Sector
Firms, IT vendors and professionals seek buried treasure in volumes of big data for infrastructure projects.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:36:00 -0500

Rural States Seek Federal Funding in Infrastructure Plan

Looking ahead to President Trump’s $1-trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan, rural states are laying down a marker. Transportation officials from rural areas say public- private partnerships generally won’t help them.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:50:00 -0500

Senate Bill Would Bar Davis-Bacon on Highway Construction Projects

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is pushing legislation that would suspend the Davis-Bacon Act’s prevailing-wage provisions on federal highway construction contracts.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:48:00 -0500

Following Mishaps, D.C. Metro Presses on With Repairs

An aggressive effort to overhaul the aging Metro system in Washington, D.C., is producing results as it nears the one-year mark, with more than 28,000 cross-ties and nearly two miles of grout pads now replaced.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0500

The Only Future For Highway Funding

There is something important happening in Oregon, Washington and Colorado that deserves serious attention from the new Transportation secretary and Congress.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:50:00 -0500

Construction Economics for the week of Feb. 20, 2017
ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:55:00 -0500

Product Snapshot: Line Laser and Impact Driver
The GLL 55 and GLL 100 G line lasers feature VisMax electronic controls that monitor the temperature of the laser diode to maintain visibility while preventing damage from overheating.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:44:00 -0500

Space Weather Event: Risks Too Big to Ignore

What if the U.S. East Coast had a blackout for two weeks or, say, two years.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:01:00 -0500

Q&A With LA Metro's Phil Washington

LA transit leader discusses area's ambitious plans

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:20:00 -0500

Ten Minutes With HNTB's Diana Mendes

HNTB transit leader sees a new surge of political will

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:12:00 -0500

Five Minutes With BART's Robert Mitroff

Bay Area transit exec discusses expansion and repair plans

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:09:00 -0500

Trump Plan Yet to Come as Infrastructure Talk Swirls

While infrastructure advocates wait to see what sort of investment plan President Trump will propose, a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing provided another forum to discuss what to do about deteriorating highways and other transportation networks.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Senate Nears Vote on Pruitt to Lead EPA

More than 400 former Environment Protection Agency officials are urging the Senate to vote against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the agency.

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:13:00 -0500

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california construction news

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ENR California's 2017 Top Young Professionals Make Big Impact in Construction Industry

Up-and-comers work on key projects, mentor others and strive to strengthen their communities.

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:36:00 -0500

California People: Construction business updates for 02/06
Updates About California Construction Professionals

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:41:00 -0500

Peter Nosler develops People and Places

DPR Construction co-founder reimagines how project teams can work together to solve the fun technical problems.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:10:00 -0500

Architect Cohen Inspires Sustainable Designs

Legacy Award winner and co-CEO of Gensler, Andy Cohen serves as a hands-on and client-focused leader of the firm's diverse global network.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:02:00 -0500

Construction in L.A. Approaches Uncharted Territory With Nearly $20B in Starts on Deck for 2017

Sectors propelling L.A.'s spike in construction starts include utilities, public works, single-family homes and highways.

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:51:00 -0500