Keeping Your Project on Budget Despite Rising Steel and Lumber Costs

By Kathleen Goolsby
Steel, lumber, cement, copper tubing and plastic plumbing products are the primary materials used in the structure of homes and other buildings. [Read more…]

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Prefabricated Buildings

Prefabricated Buildings
By Jenny Bengen

Prefabricated buildings are pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-engineered before the actual building is constructed. In the past, prefabricated buildings were reserved for industrial structures, but today’s architects have begun building prefabricated homes in large-scale projects. [Read more…]

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Stress That Quality is Everyone’s Responsibility

The project manager has overall responsibility for the quality management process. Some projects may also have specific roles for a quality assurance person or for testing experts. However, even if you have specific people who have responsibilities for quality, project quality is not the responsibility of one or two people. It is everyone’s responsibility.All of the team, including the client, has a stake in ensuring that the deliverables produced are of high quality. Everyone is also responsible for surfacing ideas for improvement to the processes used to create the deliverables. [Read more…]

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The top 10 resume mistakes and how to avoid them

The best form of defence is attack, and that’s what you need to do to make sure your CV is a targeted weapon. That means no mistakes. Here’s a checklist to run through. [Read more…]

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Teamwork: capacity issues shift client-contractor relations

by Rupert Cornford

Many clients are now entering into direct negotiation with contractors in order to secure successful delivery of their projects. [Read more…]

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Terms of NSC Employment

by Dennis Brand

  In the event that a contractor refuses to enter into a contract with a nominated subcontractor, the engineer may do any of the following: [Read more…]

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Gaining more control to ensure project success

In the first of two articles, Mukund Karnick, senior contracts advisor at Nakheel’s Palm Jebel Ali, discusses when the time is right for clients to take more control over building material selection and use.

In any construction project, the client requires that when the completed project is delivered, they get the exact quality in material and workmanship that was specified when finalising the design of the project. [Read more…]

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People skills are crucial in project management

Chau Ee Lee, international construction lawyer at Reed Smith, says not all skills required for successful project management are operational. [Read more…]

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A green future for Dubai?

by Helen Waddell
 
As from January 2008, all buildings in Dubai have to be constructed in accordance with the new ‘green building’ standards. [Read more…]

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Additional reasons for going green

by Khaled Bushnaq
 
Khaled Bushnaq, managing director, Energy Management Systems, talks about the advantages for companies who go green. [Read more…]

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