Field Based Project Management

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Westin Waltham Boston, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

 

The second seminar will be held for Foremen/Supervisors in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided prior to the seminar.

Foreman Course Description:  “Field Based Project Management”

This program is designed to get the field to understand the importance of the project management process, and provide them with the tools to improve and insure profitability goals are met. This program will touch on pre-planning, job coordination, and dealing with the other job trades, the need for jobsite organization, jobsite negotiations and many more real world topics.

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Project Communication w/ Kevin Dougherty

Kindly be advised that the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) will be holding two quality educational seminars to be held on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at the Westin Waltham Boston, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, a nationally recognized speaker in the construction industry.

The first seminar will be held for Project Managers/Owners in the morning.

 

Project Manager/Owner Course Description:  “Project Communication” 

This program is designed to help the contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.  Understand the importance of finishing the project strongly, and all the documentation needs and standards.  This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job and how documentation is an important communication channel.

 

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Managing and Forecasting Labor Costs Seminar

This program is a must for all management staff who must understand the impact of labor costs on the success of a project. This 4-hour workshop will equip participants with the tools, techniques and guidelines to manage and forecast a contractor’s biggest risk on every project: LABOR!  Subject matter includes estimating techniques, break down strategies, early warning signs (how to find and how to manage), the importance of charging time accurately, change order incorporation into labor forecasts and post-mortems.

PresenterTroy Aichele, Aichele & Associates, LLC

 

Attendees of this program will learn: 

  • Create useful job cost breakdowns and time cards
  • Analyze the labor portion of job cost reports
  • Incorporate executed, unexecuted, performed and proposed change orders into project labor forecasts
  • Identify early red flags indicating future labor overruns
  • Use best practices for accurate labor percentage updates
  • Forecast labor necessary to complete the project vs. hours and cash remaining
  • Use post-mortem project labor data

 

Activities include:

  • Analyzing a 50% complete job cost report to determine accuracy and predict a labor budget.
  • Using the job cost report, students will also be asked to recalculate labor costs based on a change order proposal log.
  • Students will break down an estimating package for labor job cost tracking.

 

Please register no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2018!

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Project Management Seminar

A Program Designed to Improve Your Projects Profitability.  

Project Management is designed to help the contractor and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed. This program will help attendees understand the importance of establishing communication protocols, along with all the documentation needs and standards. This program will cover the importance of knowing what you own and how it will/can impact the job. You will take a unique look at how improving communication and team work between design, estimating, project management and production can and will improve profitability. This is a “hands” on program which will get the juices flowing and is applicable to anyone who is involved and has an impact of the projects profitability.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The importance of preplanning and being prepared,
  • the seven deadly sins of a bad job,
  • identify the “rules” of the job,
  • 47 items you and your production team need before the job commences,
  • how to communicate with all parties,
  • how to have a good productive conversation,
  • why jobs make and lose money and what to do about it,
  • how to ensure that everyone in the kick-off meeting is prepared,
  • what determines the success of the job,
  • how will we measure job success, using your kick-off meetings to hold the field,
  • project management,
  • and estimating team accountable and to get production rate buy-in.

 

Due to overwhelming demand, please contact the Association Office at 781-849-3220 to join the wait list.

Thank you for your participation!

 

Construction Technology Seminar

Exploring the Five Job Site Workflows & the Place of Mobile + Future Construction Technology

Rob McKinney (the Construction App Guru) of JBKnowledge, a premier construction technology consulting firm, will lead the presentation covering the following:

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Please Register Here:

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Comparing Project Delivery Methods

As many contractors are aware, project delivery methods have been changing. The traditional Design Bid Build (DBB) has been criticized for slowing down project schedules and hurting communication between the planners and the boots on the ground.

Two other project delivery methodologies are becoming increasingly popular on both private and public projects. Design Build (DB) and Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) both seek to accelerate project schedules and allow for greater control of the project by the contractors who are completing the work.

Design Build is different from DBB. It allows a single entity to manage both the planning and execution of a project. Often, the design does not even need to be completed before beginning work. The advantage to owners is an accelerated timeline and fixed price. The pitfalls of DB are that very few contractors are able to manage it reducing competition and potential issues with change orders and conflicts of interest.

CM@R is a hybrid of DB and DBB. Instead of completely entrusting all responsibility to a single contracting entity, owners maintain some control of design. With basic designs, owners receive bids on the maximum price from competing construction managers. The winning bidder is responsible for ensuring construction costs do not exceed that amount. The advantages to owners are similar to DB, a faster schedule and fixed costs, but many of the risks of DB are also avoided because owners have slightly more control of the design and the CM can better represent the interest of owners.

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CM@R is being used on more and more projects, while advocates of responsible DB have also begun to explore additional implementation of that project delivery method. Contractors have to be aware of the benefit and limitations to both methods so that they can understand the nature of the project.