Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Change Management

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Change Management

There is a very slim chance that a construction project is completed without encountering changes. There are many events that...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Managing the Project Commitments

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Managing the Project Commitments

Commitments are the contract agreements for which the actual cost for delivering the project’s scope of work is per the...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Managing the Project Budget

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Managing the Project Budget

By definition, a project budget is the total estimated cost of completing each project activity over each phase of a...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Definite Cost Estimate

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Definite Cost Estimate

The third Project Control System (PCS) module needed for construction projects is the cost management module. In doing so, it...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Schedule Performance Reporting

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Schedule Performance Reporting

Function 5: Schedule Performance Reporting In addition to the wide variety of the schedule performance reports that could be either...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Schedule Delays

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Schedule Delays

Function 4: Schedule Delays  On construction projects, schedule delay claims that affect the project completion date are becoming a common...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Resource Management

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Resource Management

Function 3: Resource Management One of the requirements of all construction projects is for contractors to load their integrated project...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Updated Schedules

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Updated Schedules

Function 2: Schedule Update Although the Activity Boards has the details of the actual progress achieved on the project, nevertheless...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Two-Week Look Ahead Planning

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Two-Week Look Ahead Planning

The approved baseline schedule becomes the basis for the short-term planning that is used to execute the project. On a...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Baseline Schedule

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module: Baseline Schedule

Function 1: Baseline Schedule The project’s baseline resource-loaded schedule created by the planning and scheduling team needs to be formally...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Schedule and Resource Management Module

All professionals who are either involved or have been involved with project controls know that planning and scheduling were the...
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How to Manage the Project Control System Delegation of Authority to Increase Accountability While Performing Project Management Processes

How to Manage the Project Control System Delegation of Authority to Increase Accountability While Performing Project Management Processes

Regardless of the size, type, or location of a construction project, there are always authority approval levels set for each...
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Creating the Project Directory in the Project Control System (PCS)

Creating the Project Directory in the Project Control System (PCS)

The project’s responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) provides details of the entities and individuals involved in delivering the project. In addition,...
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Launching a Project in the Project Control System (PCS)

Launching a Project in the Project Control System (PCS)

All projects that need to be managed in the Project Control System (PCS) must be added to the PCS applications,...
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Building and Managing the Project Control System (PCS) Team

Building and Managing the Project Control System (PCS) Team

Fulfilling the different project control system functions requires the formation of the project control team through either utilizing in-house human...
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The Project Control System (PCS) Applications

The Project Control System (PCS) Applications

One of the key things that learned during four decades of being involved in the delivery of construction projects is...
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Project Control System (PCS) on Building Information Modeling (BIM) Enabled Projects

Project Control System (PCS) on Building Information Modeling (BIM) Enabled Projects

For projects where Building Information Modeling (BIM) is used by the contractor for developing the shop drawings (LOD 400) based...
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Digitization Vs. Digitalization of Project Control System (PCS) Functions

Digitization Vs. Digitalization of Project Control System (PCS) Functions

There is always a misunderstanding on the differences between digitization and digitalization of project control system (PCS) functions on construction...
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Project Control Systems (PCS) for Construction Projects

Project Control Systems (PCS) for Construction Projects

Today, and more than ever, project owners, project management consultants, supervision consultants, and contractors are required to adopt best practices...
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Digitalizing the Issued for Construction (IFC) Contract Documents as per the FIDIC Contract Agreement for Capital Construction Projects

Digitalizing the Issued for Construction (IFC) Contract Documents as per the FIDIC Contract Agreement for Capital Construction Projects

The Issued for Construction (IFC) drawings are sets of detailed design drawings prepared by the Design Consultant and are an...
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