“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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Innovating for the Public Good
Colorado's RoadX program illustrates what can be achieved when everyone—and everything—is in gear, listening, innovating and collaborating for the public good.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Near NYC Will Close
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Jan. 9 announced that the Indian Point nuclear power plant, sited about 30 miles north of New York City, will close by 2021.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:25:00 -0500

NY Eyes Big Plan For Offshore Wind
The Long Island Power Authority will decide on Jan. 25 whether to approve a 90-MW wind farm 30 miles off the coast of Montauk.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Chao Hearing Gives a Peek at Trump Infrastructure Plan

Construction industry officials hungering for details about President-elect Donald Trump’s $1-trillion infrastructure proposal have gleaned some hints about the plan from Elaine Chao, Trump’s nominee to lead the Dept. of Transportation.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0500

WIFIA Water Infrastructure Loans Finally Set to Flow
After more than two years in limbo, a federal credit-assistance program for water projects is opening its loan window.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:45:00 -0500

Product Snapshot: Service Trailer and Ride-on Trowel

On display at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas, the HP205 riding trowel is powered by twin 37-hp Kohler gasoline engines and features power steering.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:20:00 -0500

Jamming Guns Emerging to Counter Hostile Drones
An Australian-based company that sells acoustic arrays to detect approaching drones now adds an offensive weapon to block drone snooping and attacks.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Texas Court Awards Zachry $20M in Contract Dispute Reversal

The long running dispute with Houston port officials revolved around the contractor's choice of construction methods in building a wharf.

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:04:00 -0500

Construction Economics for the week of Jan. 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

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Florida Bridge Project To Test Composites
From the pilings to the deck and everything in between, a $6- million, federally funded project will serve as a test bed for a variety of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) and composite technologies while replacing an existing 54-year-old vehicular bridge in southern Florida.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Barrasso Takes Up Gavel at Key Senate Committee

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)—the new chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, one of the most important congressional panels for construction—is likely to take a tough stance against environmental regulations and be an advocate for infrastructure, particularly in rural areas, observers say.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Construction Provides Stability in Turbulent Times

"Means and methods” is a compact legalism meant to apply to everything that takes place at a construction jobsite.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:50:00 -0500

Contractors Request and Pay For Untested Builders Risk Exclusions
Until recently, the list of what would be covered or excluded in a typical builders risk insurance policy was often a cut-and-dried affair.

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Product Snapshot: Demolition Machine and Tape Measure

The Brokk 110 remote-controlled demolition machine has a 10-ft reach and delivers 15% more power than the earlier model.

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:54:00 -0500

Fixed Mega-Roof of Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium Spanning on Its Own

With the decentering complete of the fixed trusses that shape the daring kinetic roof of the Atlanta Falcons stadium, the steel erector is adding the eight movable parts, called "petals," that will close and open like an oculus.

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 01:11:00 -0500

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Trade Contractors Report Strong Revenue Growth

Specialty contractors in California extended their hot streak in 2015.

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:20:00 -0500

Snapshot: California
This shot from the 399 Fremont project in San Francisco—a 2016 ENR Best Project in the residential/hospitality category—is one of Kevin Shea’s favorites.

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:41:00 -0500

Pulse: California
Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:24:00 -0500

People: California
Updates About Construction Professionals

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:04:00 -0500

City Scoop: San Jose

“We are seeing a game-changing rebirth,” Michelle Ney says.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:19:00 -0500

Cantilevers, Base Isolation Add Complexity to Stanford Hospital
The $5-billion renewal of the Stanford University Medical Center in highly seismic Palo Alto is rich with the demands of all health care facility expansions.

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:51:00 -0500

The Raymond Group Named Specialty Contractor of Year

The skyscraper-studded Los Angeles skyline is emblematic of the growth and diversification of the city’s enterprises.

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:49:00 -0500