Disasters, by nature, are intermittent and arrive unexpectedly, although in some cases with some warning. They require massive recovery efforts which do not logistically lend themselves to the research process.
Driving Innovation with Risk Mitigation: This was achieved through early engagement of industry professionals and capitalizing on innovative solutions from the conceptual phase through selection of a design-build team. The insight, experience, and lessons learned from this procurement are a testament to good construction management principles for owners throughout the early stages of construction.
This session will highlight the financial, logistical, and legal factors one must consider when deciding whether to deploy BIM. The session will use real-life examples to illustrate how BIM is transforming project delivery for the Massachusetts Port Authority, and others across the country.
The workforce is becoming more diverse, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, global economic stability is uncertain, and collaborative managment is replacing autocracy. The desire for a sense of community and connection amongst professionals is stronger now than ever before. CMs must recognize these changes and adapt their leadership styles accordingly.
By adopting a relationship-focused leadership style, CMs stengthen the bonds between team members, and encourage a team-first mentality not present in traditional leadership structures.
Individual observations, images, and videos of the system were made available to University staff via desktop and mobile interface. This afforded UF more control over the planning and budgeting of the project. University staff will also discuss how they plan to use the detailed data for their organizational needs.
We have an hourly billing system currently in place that is antiquated and unsustainable, so what can we do to make it better? This panel, comprised of design and construction professionals, will explore new ways of conducting business in an ever-changing world.
Nice Bridge is a 2. Due to increased congestion, rising maintenance costs, outdated toll collection facilities, and safety concerns, the nearly year-old bridge is in need of either rehabilitation or replacement.
After conducting assessment studies and cost estimates for a rehabilitation project, and discussions over a dozen new bridge concepts and project delivery options, the MDTA decided to replace the bridge.
This presentation discusses the key decision points and practical design changes used to make an informed decision. Managing Long-Term Programs for Stakeholder Success Session Description As multi-project, long term programs become more common and funding for public projects become even more complex, the list of expectations from an expanding pool of stakeholders continue to grow in tandem.
It will include a discussion on the benefits and risks of applying an EPC delivery model to a traditionally bid-build program. Project team members will discuss how they restructured and applied best construction management practices to successfully drive a project to completion.
The Art of Jobsite Photography Session Description Documenting and visually communicating progress, challenges, and events on a construction site to key stakeholders is an art form. In the right hands, a simple jobsite photo can be transformed into art, using state-of-the-art photography tools.
This session will discuss the role photography and image manipulation played in the NMMC construction and expansion projects. Leaders need to maintain calm in the midst of daily storms. They need to remain focused in the face of a million distractions.
They need to have clarity of mind to ensure they are helping themselves and their people concentrate on the right things as opposed to just doing lots of things. In this session, Potential Project Director Marissa Afton, will share case examples and experiences of how and why companies are incorporating mind training as a foundational tool to support safety leadership, performance and effectiveness.
This session will include guided instructions on how to mentally prepare for better leadership effectiveness and include case studies from leading companies in heavy industries such as construction, oil and gas, mining and others.
Participants will get practical, tactical information, tools and techniques on how they can help themselves and their people enhance their safety and effectiveness through training the mind.
This session will bring construction industry leaders together to examine the root causes of poor productivity growth in the industry and explore practical ways to improve the situation.
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Claims Avoidance by the CM Session Description Lengthy disputes are the last thing an owner wants to deal with at the end of a project. They expect the CM to perform all activities necessary to avoid claims.
Industry studies show that the failure to properly administer a contract is one of the biggest causes for claims arising. However, it is not the only cause.
This session will discuss the actions every CM must take during design, procurement, and construction to settle claims quickly and painlessly, and to avoid them altogether. Although the construction industry is slow to change, technological advances have been introduced into the industry and even more are on the way.
The purpose of this session is to identify some of these advances and offer some perspective on how these advances are likely to change construction projects and construction management.Get Full Text in PDF. Table of Contents. Introduction; Tools and Measures; Measures of National Income; Need for New Theory; Measures and Indicators; Characteristics of a Successful Indicator.
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