e-Builder Construction Management Podcasts
Summary: Insights from construction industry experts on topics related to capital project planning, design, and construction, including the use of project management, BIM, and other software, as well as project delivery methods.
Part 2 of 2 in this series, this podcast talks how the Metcouncil has enabled efficient and effective cost controls to have more control over contingency, change orders, project reporting, and audits.
This podcast will focus on the Metropolitan Council’s approach to Project Controls in the delivery of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) project. The CCLRT project is an 11-mile corridor currently under construction with revenue service planned for 2014. We will explore best practices, strategies and lessons learned in establishing the Project Controls organization, developing systematic business processes, and employing technology to manage and mitigate risks. The Project Controls unit, a seamless integration of agency and AECOM staff, was established early in the project. Key aspects of the Project Controls unit will be explored, including: organizational structure, resources, skill sets and responsibilities. Change is inevitable; however, managing change through effective business processes has kept the CCLRT project on time and on budget. The Central Corridor Project Office (CCPO) established an initial baseline definition to measure changes against. As the project advanced, the baseline definition was refined through the evaluation of design alternatives and resolution of technical issues. Configuration management will be discussed as an effective means of controlling project scope creep. The CCPO leveraged technology from e-Builder to support the Project Controls unit. In addition to scheduling and estimating software, the CCPO implemented e-Builder, a web-based capital project management system, to support collaboration and streamline business processes. The paper will review CCPO’s early challenges, successes after implementation and lessons learned.
Part 1 of 2, this podcast focuses on cost controls through a discussion with Mr. John Kavouris, Director of Construction at Columbia College Chicago. During the presentation Mr. Kavouris speaks about the challenges involved in managing construction of new facilities and renovations of historic buildings at the college.
Part 2 of 2 - This podcast focuses on cost controls and features a discussion with Mr. John Kavouris, Director of Construction at Columbia College Chicago. During the presentation Mr. Kavouris speaks about the challenges involved in managing construction of new facilities and renovations of historic buildings at the college.
This podcast series (4) Patrick Duke, Sr. Vice President with the KLMK Group, and James Vermeulen, Principal with Vermeulens Cost Consultants, share their insights on the Impact of Today’s Trends on Tomorrow’s Project Forecasting, to provide owners and other involved in the delivery of capital projects with information that can help them understand how economic indicators are impacting construction pricing. They will also talk about how the current economic environment affects capital project forecasting.
Part 2 of 4 - Podcast on how today's economic trends will have an impact on future capital construction projects.
This podcast provides an introduction to 3D and 4D modeling, and identifies practical uses of this emerging project delivery method to streamline project schedules and reduce costs. It will provide insights into why the value of 4-D extends far beyond the planning stage of a project into construction, troubleshooting and even claim presentation through the use of custom animation to be able to investigate specific construction sequences, highlight design conflicts, and analyze an as-planned v. as-built schedule comparison in real time.
This podcast is one in a series of four where Mr. Joel King, Senior Director of Campus Project Management at the University of California San Diego, discusses his approach to managing capital project contingency. Joel talks about their project delivery method and how this impacts their use of contingency, as well as the requirements set forth by the State of California that also impact levels of contingency.
In this podcast, part of our ongoing series on best practices around construction contingency management, Joel King with the University of California San Diego talks about the need to use project management software to enhance financial cost controls for capital projects.
This podcast highlights the BIM strategy developed for UTSW to address typical construction problems and avoid costly overruns and schedule delays on an $800 million fast-track project.
In this podcast, Mr. Bob Cull, Executive Project Director for the Advanced Health Sciences Pavillion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the approach that has enabled him to enable a more collaborative environment where all parties, including design firm HOK and contractor Hathaway-Dinwiddie, work efficiently to achieve a greater degree of success. This approach builds on the concept of integrated project delivery without requiring the use of an IPD contract.
This podcasts, sponsored by e-Builder and the KLMK Group, talks about the challenges that facility owners need to be weary of when launching a capital program, as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid that will eliminate potential cost overruns, delays, or changes to scope
In this podcast, Kip Edwards, VP Design and Construction at Banner Health, shares his expertise on the topic of capital project cost forecasting, and shares some quantifiable benefits achieved through an efficient process.
This podcast features Mr. Guillermo Ramos, Director of CIP at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In this interview Mr. Ramos talks about the risks of managing the change process in construction using Excel, and some of the benefits achieved by using an integrated project management system.
This podcast focuses on the challenges of enabling an efficient reporting process that provides capital project owners with visibility into key performance indicators.