“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;
  • 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)

planning and construction news

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The Top 500 Design Firms: Market Poised for Takeoff

Major design firms are ready for the Trump administration’s funding and tax proposals to take shape and translate into projects

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:00 -0400

Old San Francisco Bay Bridge Span Near End
CEC Silverado late last month removed the final 850-ton steel truss of the old East Span Bay Bridge, which crosses San Francisco Bay.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:03:00 -0400

NRG To Build 110 MW of Hawaii Solar In Power Deal With Utility
NRG Energy expects to begin construction in the fall on about 110 MW of solar generation on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Alaska Seeks FERC Approval On $40-Billion Gas Project
Facility would move stranded natural gas to Asian markets.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:57:00 -0400

New York Denies Natural-Gas Line Permit After Protests
The New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation on April 7 denied National Fuel Gas Co. a permit for a natural-gas pipeline.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:50:00 -0400

Trump's Border Wall Has Many Concepts, Few Big Bidders
Will the president's late April pullback on 2017 funding delay the controversial project?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0400

Perry Orders DOE to Review Electric Grid's Power-Source Mix, Resiliency
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has directed his department to examine whether subsidies, wholesale markets or other incentives may be skewing electric markets to favor one electricity power source over another or make the electric grid less resilient.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:08:00 -0400

Product Snapshot: Gas-Actuated Fastener and Recip Saw Blades
The ALLU TS processor bucket is now available with customizable drum assemblies suited for different materials-processing tasks.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:56:00 -0400

Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 24, 2017
Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics for the Week of April 24, 2017

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:43:00 -0400

Construction Economics for the Week of April 24, 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, 25 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Canadian Company Proposes to Cut Pipeline Monitoring Costs with Automated Drones
Developer of automated drone system hopes to challenge the $36-billion pipeline monitoring business with a better, less expensve alternative.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:59:00 -0400

Construction Economics for the Week of April 24, 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, 19 Apr 2017 11:28:00 -0400

Bidders Shortlisted as Oroville Dam Work Schedule is Set

In a race to fix the damaged Oroville Dam’s main spillway by November, California Dept. of Water Resources, the operator of the country’s tallest dam, is going to bid with a 65%-complete design that breaks recovery efforts into three parts, with an ultimate goal of doubling the main spillway’s release

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:56:00 -0400

State Dept. Plans 6 More Embassy Contracts This Year

The State Dept. is pushing forward with its embassy construction program, expecting to award contracts this year to build four new facilities and renovate two others.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:56:00 -0400

US Push To Bolster Maritime Law Could Hurt O&G and Wind Sectors
The changes are proposed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:50:00 -0400

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california construction news

Latest Top (25) News

Hot Construction Market Shows No Signs of Slowing
ENR California ranks the largest projects started in the last year

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0400

California Pulse: Construction project news for April 2017

Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:37:00 -0400

California People: Construction business updates for April 2017
Updates About California Construction Professionals

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0400

California City Scoop: Construction Starts in San Francisco
Construction Starts Forecast to Exceed $10 Billion This Year in San Francisco

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0400

City of Los Angeles Buzzes With Work
Selected as 2017 Owner of the Year, the city has its hand in $150 billion of upcoming airport, water and transit infrastructure work

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:30:00 -0400

How To Fix Oroville Dam

A call for total replacement of the main spillway at a new location.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:01:00 -0400

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 Feb 2017
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