“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 March 27, 2017
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:49:00 -0400

Pay Dispute at Australian LNG Project Sends 800 Workers Packing

Work on the $35-billion project in Darwin was in final stage, with four cryogenic tanks at 91% completion.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0400

Floating Crane on Job in NYC's East River Has a Storied Past of Cold War Intrigue

The complex maneuver of lifting heavy prefabricated modules out of New York City’s East River to build a university laboratory took careful planning and the work of one particular heavy-lift floating crane with a complicated past.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:06:00 -0400

Agencies Court Project Stakeholders With 3D Visualization Tool

Recently added cloud capability increases ease of use of RDV model

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:59:00 -0400

Product Snapshot: Latest From CONEXPO

Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the JLG 1532R electric scissor lift is 32 in. wide, allowing it to work in confined spaces and navigate indoor areas.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Executives See Gains From Trump Administration Agenda

In the wake of the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president, the surge in market optimism among construction executives in the fourth quarter of 2016 has taken on an even greater intensity in the first quarter of 2017.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:40:00 -0400

A Buyer's Market at CONEXPO 2017

This year, the overriding mood of the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG equipment trade show was one of guarded optimism.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:35:00 -0400

As MOX Funding Hopes Rise, Owner Dings Contractor Over Performance

The National Nuclear Security Administration’s harshly worded rejection of up to $2.7 million in performance bonuses for 2016 construction progress at the Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project in Aiken, S.C., has prompted a fiery rebuttal from contractor CB&I Areva MOX Services.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:30:00 -0400

Construction Economics for the Week of March 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

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:20:00 -0400

Seattle’s ‘Bertha’ Pauses, Then Resumes Bore on Final Segment

After a final, Feb. 28-March 6 maintenance stop, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine has moved less than two blocks away from the disassembly pit in Seattle. TBM “Bertha,” churning a 1.7- mile-long tunnel for a state Route 99 replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, required a stop less than 1,000 ft from the pit to confirm that the 57.5-ft-dia machine was 6 in. off course alignment.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:23:00 -0400

Conditions Push Up Price of Oil-Line Expansion in West Canada

Costs for Kinder Morgan Inc.’s 715-mile-long Trans Mountain oil-pipeline expansion in Alberta and British Columbia have risen to $5.48 billion from $5 billion since 2014, when the project was announced, company officials said on March 9.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:17:00 -0400

Hyperloop Developer Reveals Superspeed System's Full-Scale U.S. Test Track
Track near Las Vegas includes $50 million from Dubai, where the first operating system could be built by 2021, the developer says.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:09:00 -0400

Delaware River Span Opens Early After $12M Fracture Fix

Crews completed a permanent splice on the fractured Delaware River Bridge, which links Pennsylvania and New Jersey, one month early, allowing I-276 traffic to resume on March 9 for the first time since Jan. 20, when the crack was found on the 1.25-mile-long symmetrical truss bridge.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:04:00 -0400

Oklahoma Will Seek Investors On $240M Tulsa Road Section

Oklahoma transportation officials will seek private-sector assistance to close the last gap in the Gilcrease Expressway, a highway that loops around downtown Tulsa.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:56:00 -0400

Michigan Court Nixes Latest Delay On US-Canada Border Crossing

In a March 8 decision, a Wayne County, Mich., judge has thwarted the latest attempt to delay construction of the $4.5-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:49:00 -0400

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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

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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