In or Out? When to Outsource Construction Management and Inspection
When it comes time to start your construction project, you’re always faced with the same question: do we manage and inspect the construction with in-house staff, or do we outsource it to a third party? Each option has its benefits and drawbacks. I would like to revisit a blog post I wrote last year that offers some thoughts about situations where using a third party for construction management can lead to the greatest rewards for you as a project owner/operator.
Don't Fear the Drones
If you bring up the topic of drones in random conversation, you’re likely to receive a variety of responses. Some will be excited at the possibilities. Some will express hesitancy until the rules have been cleared up. And some will issue stern warnings about a dystopian future where our every step is watched by machines in the sky.
Count me as a member of the excited group.
Take the Critical Path Less Traveled: Two Simple Project Schedule Checks
Last year I wrote an article called Two Simple Checks to Verify the Validity of Your Project's Schedule. With the prime construction season just around the corner, I thought this would be a great time to offer those tips once again. I hope you find them helpful!
Discover the Hidden Advantages to Outsourcing Your Construction Management
The decision to use an outside firm to perform construction management and/or inspection on your projects is sometimes an obvious one. The common problems that owners face include:
Hiring and firing staff to cover temporary upswings in construction volume
Inefficient staff utilization in between projects
Projects with specialized construction techniques or heightened regulatory compliance that exceed the capabilities of in-house staff inspectors
If your group has experienced any of these, you’re probably already familiar with the reasons for hiring a consultant. However, there are some not so obvious advantages that are also worth considering.
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