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Construction Scheduling Budgeting for a Positive Impact on Building ROI

Best Practices for Construction Schedule Service Estimation CPM construction scheduling requirements are standard issue for any complex construction project over $5M. Many project owners who build below that threshold are beginning to demand more rigorous requirements from their builders, based on past negative experiences working with loose requirements: they want...
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Top Ten Reasons Construction Schedules Fail (no later than the first update)

 Why Construction Project Timelines Always Seem to Fail Book-experience: in the field of construction scheduling that you can’t cut your teeth on books alone. As I discussed in my last post, a lack of field experience is a disadvantage when it comes down to the nitty-gritty: optimization, mitigation, and recovery schedules. Such,...
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Does Field Experience Make for a Better Construction Scheduler?

I have found my field experience as a mechanic and project manager to be an invaluable asset toward becoming an efficient construction scheduler. Of course, my background in information technology beginning in the ‘80s gave me a leg up, as did CPM scheduling experience early in my career (c. 1993)....
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Compression in Construction Project Scheduling: Ten Best Practices

The Nature of Implementing Recovery Measures in CPM Construction Project Scheduling It is the exception that a large and long construction project finishes on time without some sort of mitigation or recovery effort being mandated by the client.  Schedulers are tasked with representing how prospective mitigation and recovery efforts may...
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