Is Integrated Project Delivery the Right Fit for the Next Project with Your Trusted Business Partner? | Joubin Hassanein, Director, IPD & Lean Practice Shawmut Design & Construction
The ancient master builder was considered a design-build individual. The master builder was an oracle of the sciences, arts, crafts, and all things related to the build environment. In the 1900s, the master builder role split into two distinct roles: (1) the architect who was responsible for design only, possessing limited knowledge on how buildings were really built and (2) the contractor who was solely responsible for construction with very little understanding of design. Partially due to this
Planning for the Future: Today’s Strategies on Improved Material Procurement Processes | Chris Karian, Project Manager, Walsh Brothers, Inc.
The person in charge of material procurement and submittals lives in the future. When I am that person, I think about steel while site work is ongoing, I worry about millwork while MEP rough is being performed, and I work to stay numerous steps ahead at all times. And, it does not end there. Once everything is released and starts arriving on site, I sometimes have flashbacks about all the hurdles I jumped through months before. Not everyone enjoys this fortune telling work. A superintendent I sometimes
Navigating the Change Order Process Through the Eyes of an OPM | Christy Murphy, Senior P.M., Compass Management Inc
We have all seen the picture of the dinghy named “Original Contract” attached to the yacht named “Change Order”. Throughout the history of construction, there are likely many instances where this has been the case, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it was unjustified or even an overly inflated change order value. The truth is that change orders are a necessity in construction contract administration and are born out of a variety of situations and reasons. As an OPM, we see it as a critical part of our
If you’ve ever been tasked with reading or writing a daily report, it may not rank high on your excitement meter. Perhaps, so was reading Shakespeare in high school, as it is often difficult for students to find the relevance of the ancient script to their 21st century existence. Yet, as we all eventually learn, Shakespeare’s writings contain timeless themes that have an undeniable lasting impact. So too are those of the daily reports. Not designed for their poetic delivery of information, they are no