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Using Cost Estimate Checklists to Ensure the Quality of the Estimated Capital Project Cost During the Engineering Design Phases

Using Cost Estimate Checklists to Ensure the Quality of the Estimated Capital Project Cost During the Engineering Design Phases

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) defines...
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Objective Evaluation & Appraisal of Engineering Consultants’ Performance on Capital Projects

Objective Evaluation & Appraisal of Engineering Consultants’ Performance on Capital Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM Project Owners need to monitor their engineering consultant’s performance throughout a contract...
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Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) Scoring for Building Projects

Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) Scoring for Building Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM The Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) is a tool developed by the...
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Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Value Engineering Proposals on Capital Projects

Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Value Engineering Proposals on Capital Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM The growing demand to optimize capital projects investments and to do more...
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Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Design Deliverables on Capital Projects

Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Design Deliverables on Capital Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM Generally, every capital project needs to be designed before it is constructed....
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Using Design Coordination Checklists to Ensure Integration of Design Solution in Capital Projects

Using Design Coordination Checklists to Ensure Integration of Design Solution in Capital Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM Design coordination is a broad term describing the integration of designs prepared...
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Capturing Supervision Consultant Overtime Charges for Supervising Contractor’s Activities in Construction Projects

Capturing Supervision Consultant Overtime Charges for Supervising Contractor’s Activities in Construction Projects

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM One of the common items in interim payment applications for construction contracts...
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How Can Technology Bring the Much-Needed Transparency and Objectivity in Assessing Engineering Consultants and Contractors Pre-qualification Submissions on Capital Projects?

How Can Technology Bring the Much-Needed Transparency and Objectivity in Assessing Engineering Consultants and Contractors Pre-qualification Submissions on Capital Projects?

Written by Bassam Samman, PMP, PSP, EVP, GPM For a capital project owner, one of the proven response strategies for...
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