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No Simple Answer: Tips for Responding to an RFI

In the Transmission and Distribution construction industry, communication is key for the success of any project. One essential way we communicate is by a document called a Request for Information, or RFI. This document is used to formally request and answer important questions that come up during a project.

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"What Revision is That?" 3 Tips for Better Document Control

Today’s technology has made communication on construction projects infinitely more convenient than ever before. We have become accustomed to real time information; we receive information about issues and incidents almost instantly, even on our construction projects. 

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3 Keys for Successful Mitigation in Harsh Climates

For almost every shoreline recreation facility we have completed, the reviewing agencies have required mitigation for the impacts as part of the permit approval process. Many of these projects are located in harsh climates with unrelenting heat, fluctuating reservoir levels, and high winds during the growing season. Permits normally require plant monitoring and replacement to meet specific survivability ratios, which is no easy task in harsh climates.

In my experience, there are three keys to providing successful mitigation in these areas.

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Why You Should Develop a Risk Management Plan

Planning Risk Management may feel time-consuming during the beginning phases of a project, but the evidence shows it pays off immensely throughout the project lifecycle. According to the Project Management Institute, high performers in Risk Management meet their project goals 2.5 times more often and waste 13 times less money than low performers.

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