Construction

  • What project management is good at is making the complex simple, or at least manageable. There are, of course, lots of different ways to achieve that goal, many of which are employed during the life cycle of a project. A project network diagram is one......

  • Starting a new company, or working for a startup, is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. In a startup environment, budgets are often tight and the typical processes that keep companies running are often missing. Such a dynamic work environment can be punishing for even the......

  • Projects cost money. Being able to manage and track expenses is what keeps the project within a budget. Stakeholders are not likely to consider the project a success if it costs them too much. Remember the triple constraint: cost, scope and time. You have to......

  • Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy. No surprise, there are models to accomplish this......

  • Bam has said it is cutting up to 6.5% of its 2,400 UK staff, as it becomes the latest major contractor to take the axe to its workforce because of the covid-19 pandemic. The firm said it had begun consultations with 150 people and would......

  • Sales income at the UK’s largest housebuilder Barratt has slumped by nearly 30% in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, the firm revealed in a year-end trading update this morning. The firm issued a call for the government to extend the existing Help to Buy......

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  • Contractors are now pricing health and safety measures introduced since the start of the covid-19 pandemic into project costs. ISG regional director Jon James admitted there had been a “huge change” on construction sites due to the added burden of ensuring social distancing rules are......

  • When managing a project, one is required to make a lot of key decisions. There is always something that needs executing, and often that something is critical to the success of the venture. Because of the high stakes, good managers don’t just make decisions based......

  • The developer behind a £500m plan to turn the former London Fire Brigade headquarters into new homes has said it has made 13% of its workforce redundant because of the covid-19 pandemic. U&I did not say how many staff were affected but according to its......