We translate development needs into a practical delivery process, then manage the project to completion. 

Construction Management  

  • defining the development or construction;
  • capturing project requirements, estimating resources and timescales;
  • developing and implementing a management plan;
  • 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. (see sky cam below)

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Battle Lines Drawn in Planned US Repeal of Clean-Power Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to roll back the Obama administration’s 2015 Clean Power Plan, meant to cut greenhouse-gas emissions 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. 

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:29:00 -0400

Options Weighed as Canada’s $12B Energy East Pipeline Halts

The demise of TransCanada Corp.’s  $12.5-billion Energy East pipeline has put another dent in Canada’s ambitious infrastructure plans, but the void may get filled with other large, albeit controversial, energy projects.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:18:00 -0400

Virginia Tunnel Builders Deliver Latest Project Phase Early

The design-build phase of the $2.1- billion Elizabeth River Tunnels project in Norfolk, Va., finished last month—one year ahead of schedule—in a P3 collaboration between a Skanska USA-Kiewit-Weeks Marine Inc. team and the Virginia Dept. of Transportation.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:20:00 -0400

Guardrail Maker Scores Win in Court Case

Highway guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries Inc. won the latest round in a long-running legal fight, when a federal appeals court overturned an earlier $682.4-million judgment against the Dallas-based company.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:18:00 -0400

California OSHA Fines Firms $87K in Fatal Wall Collapse
Contractor and sub are cited for serious violations after a six-month agency probe; contractor is contesting.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:15:00 -0400

W.Va. Voters OK Billions in Road Funding
Only 10% of the electorate tuned out for the Saturday vote, but they went big for an initiative set to fund more than 950 projects.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:09:00 -0400

Construction Economics for the Week of October 16, 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 ENR.com/economics

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:30:00 -0400

Will Project Management Software Developers Learn What Baseball Knows?
A recent front-page article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that “analytics leads to longer games with less action.”

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:00:00 -0400

Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 16, 2017
Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:39:00 -0400

Product Snapshot: Truck-Mounted Crane and Dozer

Four new models of truck-mounted, articulating cranes from IMT boast lift capacities in the 40,000-lb to 70,000-lb range. 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:31:00 -0400

Risk Spotter Searches Internal Data Lakes For Loaded Words
Pro-active internal e-mail and attachment sleuth searches for loaded words and phrases that could fuel claims, before lawsuits fly

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:04:00 -0400

Contractor Uses Air Crane to Deliver 3,300-mile Broadband Network to Remote Alaska Villages

Despite extreme weather conditions, 18,000-lb payloads that could be delivered only by helicopter crane and a year-long materials supply chain, an Anchorage-based contractor is completing a five-year effort to bring broadband to remote villages

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:37:00 -0400

2017 3Q Cost Report: Modest Pay Hikes Are Still the Norm

But observers watch signals in hot markets and actions in city halls and state legislatures.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Product Snapshot: Total Station and Concrete Nailer

The iM-100 manual total station has a measurement accuracy of up to 5,000 meters when using a prism and up to 800 meters in reflectorless mode.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:55:00 -0400

Construction Economics for the Week of October 9, 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 ENR.com/economics

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:52:00 -0400

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Communities Are the Real Winners

The 46 projects honored exceeded ambitious goals with creativity and teamwork

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:59:00 -0400

Folsom Dam Project Hits High-Water Mark

Project team builds spillway structures strong enough for a 200-year flood

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:09:00 -0400

Kaiser San Diego's Healing Design Builds Upon Natural World

Technology and innovation helped deliver this LEED Platinum hospital six months early

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Energy/Industrial Best Project and Excellence in Safety: Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project

The Barren Ridge renewable transmission project created a 62-mile “energy superhighway” strung across the Angeles National Forest and the Mojave Desert.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:36:00 -0400

Water/Environment Best Project: Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility Expansion

Los Angeles Sanitation has built what the Bureau of Engineering calls one of the world’s most technologically advanced water treatment systems at the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:53:00 -0400

Green Project Best Project: Arch | Nexus SAC

With last year’s completion of Arch | Nexus SAC, Architectural Nexus has transformed a Sacramento warehouse into a LEED Platinum office building focused on water and energy conservation.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:32:00 -0400

Government/Public Building Best Project: United States Courthouse – Los Angeles

The design of the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles reflects the intersection of form and function.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:22:00 -0400

California Pulse: Construction bids for the week of October 9
California Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:35:00 -0400

California People: Construction business updates for 10/09
People on the Move in California

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:33:00 -0400

Small Project Best Project: St. Eugene's Cathedral Baldacchino Sculpture

When St. Eugene’s Cathedral purchased an antique baldacchino sculpture for its altar, the parish received more than a work of art.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: The Hollywood Proper Residences

One of the newest stars in Hollywood is not an actor but a building. Hollywood Proper Residences at Columbia Square is included in WELL Building Standard’s pilot program for multifamily residential buildings.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:20:00 -0400

Small Project Award of Merit: Imperial Beach Library
With a relaxed, coastal design, this $8.5-million library is the new civic center in Imperial Beach.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0400

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

A stroll from Poipu Beach on Kaua’i’s south shore, the three-phase, 25-acre development comprises luxury resort condominiums and amenities.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:12:00 -0400

Residential/Hospitality Best Project: Metropolis Phase One

Encompassing an entire city block in downtown Los Angeles, Metropolis is a two-phase project. 

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Specialty Construction Best Project: UC Irvine TEM Facility
The transmission electron microscopes at the University of California, Irvine, are delicate instruments, vulnerable to noise, vibration or electromagnetic fields.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:00:00 -0400

Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit: St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort Renovation

One of the main goals of this beachfront renovation was to protect the hotel’s Mediterranean-style architecture and ocean views.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:54:00 -0400

Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit: UC Berkeley Bowles Hall

Make the old new and the new old. Restoring an 86-year-old eight-story dormitory to its original Gothic beauty required a balance of preservation and upgrades.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:51:00 -0400

Renovation/Restoration Best Project: Sacramento Valley Station

The two-year renovation of the Sacramento Valley Station brings the historic depot into the modern era as a world-class transit hub. 

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:45:00 -0400

Specialty Construction Best Project: MUNI Bluelight Emergency Telephone Replacement
The MUNI Bluelight project installed a new emergency telephone system inside 10 stations and seven miles of tunnel track in San Francisco.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:40:00 -0400

Office/Retail/Mixed Use Award of Merit: DPR Pasadena Office

Built in busy, historic Old Town Pasadena with no laydown space, DPR’s new $2.5-million office was squeezed into the site of a former steakhouse. 

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:38:00 -0400

Office/Retail/Mixed Use Best Project: ICON at Sunset Bronson Studios

ICON at Sunset Bronson Studios is an office high-rise with a creative twist. Fully leased by Netflix, the building includes digital production facilities and a 13-story atrium.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:24:00 -0400

Specialty Construction Award of Merit: Alameda Square Parking Structure

Located in Los Angeles’ historic Fashion District, the Alameda Square Parking Structure was built to provide parking for a group of 100-year-old buildings.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:20:00 -0400

Office/Retail/Mixed Use Award of Merit: Bay Meadows Station 4

A former racetrack along the Caltrain line was adaptively reused for one of the state’s largest transit-oriented developments—a mixed-use campus divided into distinct yet interwoven neighborhoods with pedestrian streets.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:18:00 -0400

Office/Retail/Mixed Use Best Project: American AgCredit Agricultural Center & Headquarters

American AgCredit’s new $55.5-million headquarters and agricultural center provides an open, flexible environment for employees and tenants.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:15:00 -0400

Landscape/Urban Development Award of Merit: Central Marin Ferry Connection Path

A multispan steel Warren truss bridge across East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard provides a safe pedestrian and bike connection for the Cal Park Hill Multi-Use Pathway.

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:03:00 -0400