Increasing labor costs, high turnover rates, not enough technically savvy staff; these nightmares in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are all too often the reality of running a business.
Federal auditors say U.S. Energy Dept. PM inexperience led to the estimated final cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel facility in South Carolina rising to $17.2 billion from its original $4.8-billion estimate, and its planned finish pushed out 32 years.
InEight, a developer of construction project management software, has acquired BASIS, a planning-assist tool built for capital projects that complements and enhances critical path method scheduling. BASIS uses artificial intelligence to guide planners to improved project plans.
Today’s leading design project managers, engineering managers, and BIM managers are leveraging a wide array of new digital strategies to more easily deliver projects on time, in budget, and according to specifications. A panel of practicing experts will discuss key digital strategies that helped them stay on schedule, avoid risk and rework, and drive better project outcomes.
We are starting to enjoy the advantages of a wealth of new image analysis technologies that can nearly automate the daily collection of work-put-in-place metrics, correlated to crew performance and schedule. The jobsite-ready tools enabling this are now being integrated into project management systems to take their place in the daily workflow. We'll talk with early adopters to get their advice.
The insolvency and liquidation of the UK's second-biggest contractor, Carillion, and the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project in South Carolina, raise questions about the interpretation of financial data for an accurate picture of the cost to complete work. ENR’s panel of experts will discuss how best to ensure the accuracy of cost to complete on complicated projects.
Who are the go-to leaders solidifying and advancing technology improvements at your firm? Chances are it’s not the director of IT, but the project managers and supervisors who drive for productivity gains every day. Attendees will get tips for tapping into this valuable tech feedback loop from leaders at construction firms where nurturing and supporting internal technology user groups is part of the DNA.
If you are going to win at the game of contracting, you have to know the score... and the score is determined by more than whether you made or lost money at the end of the job. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) so that contractors can develop the components of a solid game plan for peak performance throughout the life of the project, and more.
Succeeding with Lean Construction’s systematic approach to reducing waste, rework and delay requires the implementation of a set of inter-related production management policies. Getting the right technology is key, but without implementing the right policies, the hoped for results won’t be achieved. In the webinar, the experts who understand Lean Construction will share their tips for setting it up and doing it right.
Resource management is an essential element of how every architecture and engineering firm delivers professional services. Most firms, though, need a better picture of who is doing what to optimize resource management outcomes. In this session, we will discuss what the ideal picture of resource management looks like and how you can create a resource management masterpiece for your A&E firm.
Streaming LIVE from FutureTech 2019 | People are eager to see what data-digesting algorithms can find to analyze in order to make predictions and improve business practices. What will predictive analytics mean for the future of construction planning and execution? Our panel from firms in design, contracting and risk management will explore the answers.
Your world is changing. Projects are becoming more complex, new paradigms of work are emerging, and expectations are higher than ever to deliver top-quality projects ahead of schedule and under budget. ENR will talk with a panel of practicing design project leaders about new industry challenges and the solutions that they leveraged to remain competitive and drive better project outcomes.
Location-sensitive data delivery creates the opportunity to use location-aware mobile devices to pull and push location-relevant data to/from the jobsite on demand, to deliver answers where the answers matter most. We'll discuss how it's enabling the practical integration of the most exciting project management tech for the improvement of construction efficiency and safety that is available today.