Accelerating the Project Schedule to Recover Inexcusable Delays by the Contractor

Accelerating the Project Schedule to Recover Inexcusable Delays by the Contractor

When a contractor has encountered delays in completing the project for reasons that are not acceptable as excusable delays, the...
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Analyzing and Documenting Available Delivery Methods for Capital Projects

Analyzing and Documenting Available Delivery Methods for Capital Projects

Project owners involved in delivering capital projects need to select the project delivery method that is best suited to achieve...
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Managing the Letter of Award for Design and Construction Contracts Process in Construction Projects

Managing the Letter of Award for Design and Construction Contracts Process in Construction Projects

Letter of Acceptance also referred to as the “Letter of Award”, is legally considered as the Employer’s formal acceptance of...
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Contractor Performance Evaluation and Appraisal on Capital Projects

Contractor Performance Evaluation and Appraisal on Capital Projects

Having a formal Performance Evaluation and Appraisal for contractors provides project owners with valuable knowledge that is essential for future...
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Managing FIDIC 2017 Early Warning Provisions in Construction Projects

Managing FIDIC 2017 Early Warning Provisions in Construction Projects

For the first time, the FIDIC 2017 Red Book introduces advance warning provisions (sub-clause 8.4), which requires each Party to...
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Managing the Issuance of Letters of Intent in Construction Projects

Managing the Issuance of Letters of Intent in Construction Projects

Construction projects frequently need to get started quickly, before final documents are agreed.  In these situations, the industry often uses...
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How Can Technology Bring the Much-Needed Transparency and Objectivity in Assessing Engineering Consultants and Contractors Prequalification Documents on Capital Projects?

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

For a capital project owner, one of the proven response strategies for reducing the project’s risk exposure is to outsource...
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Monitoring and Tracking Material and Equipment Alternative or Substitution Requests on Construction Projects

Monitoring and Tracking Material and Equipment Alternative or Substitution Requests on Construction Projects

For construction projects that the specifications permit "or equal" alternatives or substitutions after contract award, the contractor is entitled to...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Quality Management Module: Concrete Pouring Inspection Reports

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Quality Management Module: Concrete Pouring Inspection Reports

Another quality control process that needs to be monitored, evaluated, and reported in the project control system (PCS) is the Concrete...
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Setting the PCS Quality Management Module: Work Inspection Requests and Material Inspection Requests

Setting the PCS Quality Management Module: Work Inspection Requests and Material Inspection Requests

The Work Inspection Request (WIR) is one of the quality controls processes that need to be monitored, evaluated, and reported in...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Quality Management Module: Technical Submittals

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Quality Management Module: Technical Submittals

The Quality Management module is another critical project control system (PCS) module. The module addresses the quality assurance and quality...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Actual Payment Made and Received Management

Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Actual Payment Made and Received Management

One of the key challenges that face organizations involved in delivering construction projects is getting paid for completed and approved...
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Setting the Project Control System (PCS) Cost Management Module: Forecast Management

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

Regardless of whose perspective the project control system is managed, both the project owner and his team as well as...
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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: 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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Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Performance of Provisional Sums on Capital Construction Projects’ Contracts

Managing, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Performance of Provisional Sums on Capital Construction Projects’ Contracts

It is very common for many capital project owners to include provisional sums in their contract agreements. Provisional sums are...
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Capturing, Accumulating and Sharing Knowledge by Formalizing Questions Raised and Answers Given on Capital Construction Projects

Capturing, Accumulating and Sharing Knowledge by Formalizing Questions Raised and Answers Given on Capital Construction Projects

One of the proven methods for capturing, accumulating, and sharing knowledge on capital construction projects is to encourage project team...
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How Can Contractors Monitor the Status of Variation-Related Claim Steps on their Capital Construction Projects?

How Can Contractors Monitor the Status of Variation-Related Claim Steps on their Capital Construction Projects?

There are five steps that need to be followed by contractors to submit variation-related claims. Those variation-related claim steps are...
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Why Project Owners Should Enforce a Rigorous Work Inspection Request (WIR) Business Process on their Capital Construction Projects

Why Project Owners Should Enforce a Rigorous Work Inspection Request (WIR) Business Process on their Capital Construction Projects

For all capital construction project owners, having their completed facilities running without defects or issues is what matters most for...
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For Capital Construction Projects’ Contracts with the Time is of Essence Clause, Why Associating Project Schedule Activities with Business Processes Become a Must and Not a Choice

For Capital Construction Projects’ Contracts with the Time is of Essence Clause, Why Associating Project Schedule Activities with Business Processes Become a Must and Not a Choice

Whether a contract agreement had explicitly stated the clause of “Time is of Essence” or not, it is a common...
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