Improving Project Visibility and Profits With Automated Forecasting Tools
Construction firms typically operate with small margins and robust competition. Any improvement in operations, such as in project forecasting, could help firms to edge past other...
How to Minimise Uncertainty: Distressed Projects and Risk
Despite what has appeared to be a flourishing market for constructors with cranes dominating the horizon and construction vehicles lining the streets of our cities and...
Think Differently to Deliver Better Infrastructure Outcomes
Australia is about to embark on one of the biggest infrastructure spends in its history.
Beware Back Door Variations
Amongst the many things a project manager (PM) has to keep an eye on is the inadvertent occurrence of what I term ‘back door variations.’
Debunking the Quantity Surveying Myth
Quantity surveying is likely the least understood and most misunderstood profession in the construction industry.
Why Cost Plus Contracts Should Be Banned
A cost plus contract is a contract where the builder is paid the cost of the works plus a margin over and above the cost.
Review of Unsolicited Proposals in NSW
The New South Wales acting Auditor-General, Tony Whitfield, recently conducted a performance audit on the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s management of unsolicited proposals. The audit...
Does the Traditional Project Business Case Still Work?
We’ve all seen it: the business case used to assess the viability of a property project.
The Power of Value Management
Value management is often taken to mean "cutting corners to maximise savings," but when properly implemented, it can lead to better outcomes all around.