Project Controls in Heaven

Having alignment between engineering deliverables, the construction estimate, the project master schedule and the job cost system, I think most of us would agree, sounds like ...
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Setting Up Your Work Breakdown Structure with Cost Codes

Best practices dictate defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) early in the project life cycle. Doing so will enable alignment with the engineering work packages, the ...
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What is Pull Planning?

The term pull planning is being used more and more in construction planning and scheduling. Where did the term originate from? What does it mean exactly? What does pull ...
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The Importance of Constraints Removal

In construction scheduling, constraints are anything that prevent a task from being completed. These often cause a project to fall behind schedule and run over budget. It is ...
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The Repercussions of Poor Constraints Removal Processes

Constraints are defined as anything that hinders progress toward the end goal of a work package—in other words, anything that stops or slows your field workers from doing their ...
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Daily Reports a Waste of Time?

Contractors often require their frontline supervisors to complete a “Daily Foreman’s Report”. This daily report may be used for billing purposes for reimbursable work, whereas ...
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