Project Management

Title Abstract Publication Date
How to Tackle Tough Facility Design Considerations. This focuses on some of the planning and design concepts one may be asked to consider in providing direction to a design and construction team. These include technology, aesthetics, and environmental... 03/31/2007
How Well Do You Know School Construction? Describes construction process principles and discusses problems school owners experience: (1) laws that require selection of the lowest bidder, (2) decisions that must be made by the duly elected... 10/31/1986
Imperfect Contract Documents: Who Pays for the Errors? Discusses coverage of mistakes in construction documents, considering when the architect should pay costs associated with errors related to their mistakes, and when they should not be held liable for... 02/29/2008
Improve Rehab, Repair Projects with Job Order Contracting. Details the virtues of job order contracting in laboratory construction, especially in small and repetitive projects. The unique communication-enabling procedures of job order contracting, savings... 08/31/2010
Improving Construction Management at UCI through Effective Data Warehousing. Describes how improvements in construction management made at the University of California at Irvine streamlined the design-build program and enabled simultaneous construction projects to be... 10/31/2003
Integrated Communication Systems. Describes the Internet-based information system that has provided effective communications and reporting for the upgrade to K-12 schools in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Website and software applications... 04/30/2003
Integrated Existence. Discusses the design and delivery of the Cronkite School at Arizona State University. The article focuses on this joint city/university project, the time and site constraints, and the project... 02/28/2010
Integrated Transformation for a Growing University. Addresses the challenges of coordinating multiple capital projects at a small or medium-sized college of university. The article describes integrated delivery methodology. 04/30/2010
Interdisciplinary Coordination Reviews: A Process to Reduce Construction Costs. Interdisciplinary Coordination design review is instrumental in detecting coordination errors and omissions in construction documents. Cleansing construction documents of interdisciplinary... 02/28/1998
Internet Magic. Discusses ways that the Internet can be used to manage school construction, post student grades, integrate security devices, and contact parents. 02/29/2004
Involving Principals in School Renovations: Benefit or Burden? Examines the nature and extent of principal involvement in school renovation, assesses costs and benefits thereof, and reviews principal training in school renovation. 09/30/2001
Job Ordering Contracting: Obtaining Construction Services Efficiently and Economically Through the JOC Delivery System. Discusses what job order contracting (JOC) for facilities managers is and its advantages and disadvantages. Also discusses the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence, the impact of the low- bid... 12/31/2000
Keep Talking. Discusses how frequent communication between school administrators and construction managers can prevent construction calamities. How a construction committee works and the need for concentrating on... 10/31/1999
Keeping Promises. Describes how, with thorough planning, focus, teamwork, and discipline, school systems in Houston and San Diego have proven that they can manage massive and complicated construction programs without... 06/30/2002
Keeping the Roof on Building Costs. School construction overruns and other disappointments usually stem from inadequate planning, mismanagement, and inexperienced individuals. This article shows how to compute ballpark estimates based... 05/31/1994
L.A. Facilities Chief Brings Military Ethic To Massive Operation Profile of Jim McConnell, facilities chief for the 740,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District. As the director of the largest school construction program in the country, he will oversee the... 02/01/2005
Legally Speaking: Minimizing the Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction (Part 1) Advises building professionals seeking to deliver sustainable buildings to promise only what they can deliver, to not guarantee any level of certification, to identify all the participants and their... 04/30/2011
Lessons Learned. Discusses the common mistakes in school design and construction and how to avoid them. Mistake avoidance in master planning, site acquisition, drawing changes, budgeting, school design process,... 12/31/1999
Major Capital School Construction Project Workbook. Provides guidance for the school construction projects, covering architect selection and approval, new construction versus renovation, site selection and approval, educational specifications, space... 12/31/2004
Managing a Massive Modernization: How One Construction Program Stays on Track. Describes the management of one section of the Los Angeles Unified School District's construction program. Complications from a backlog of work, the necessity of working in schools after classes... 08/31/2009
Managing Changes in Building Plans Examines why school building plans get modified, how it affects the new school, and what can be done to plan for it. The role of the architect in managing change and use of a contingency fund are... 12/31/1999
Managing Construction and Renovation While School Is in Session. Reviews details of managing construction on campuses that are in use, advising on before-, during-, and after-construction issues involving hazard mitigation, site preparation, scheduling,... 05/31/2007
Managing Excellence Delivering Success Awards. Shares effective management techniques in the planning, design, and construction of several K-12 projects from inception to completion. The selected projects showcase methods and procedures used to... 09/30/2006
Managing Excellence Delivering Success Awards. Shares effective management techniques in the planning, design, and construction of projects from inception to completion. The selected projects showcase methods and procedures used to control time,... 09/30/2004
Managing Excellence-Delivering Success Awards. Shares effective management techniques in the planning, design, and construction of several K-12 projects from inception to completion. The selected projects showcase methods and procedures used to... 09/30/2005

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