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Construction Management or Contract Management?

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Construction Management or Contract Management?

  1. 1. Construction Management or Contract Management? October 21th , 2010 “Construction software built by the industry, for the industry.” www.digitaltimecapture.com
  2. 2. Speakers Scott Cuthbert, CMA Chief Executive Officer Nick Mizera, CET VP of Operations www.digitaltimecapture.com
  3. 3. Industry Best Practices 1. Project Alignment & Integration 2. Scope Management 3. Safety Management 4. Quality Management 5. Cost Management 6. Schedule Management 7. Human Capital Plan 8. Communication Plan www.digitaltimecapture.com 9. Risk Management 10.Procurement Plan 11.Dispute Resolution 12.Performance Management a. Know the contract b. Speak your customers language c. When you don’t know seek clarification d. Report/Communicate all work
  4. 4. Project Alignment & Integration • Internal Project Execution Plan & Checklist – Scope, Estimate & Schedule Review – Budget & Cost Control Set-up • Project Readiness Assessment • Client Kick-off Meeting www.digitaltimecapture.com Construction Industry Institute Research – Alignment & Integration = 20% decrease in cost & 30% improvement to schedule – Scope = 4% improvement in Change Management & 2% improvement in Pre-assembly
  5. 5. Kick-off Meeting www.digitaltimecapture.com Kick-off Meeting  Understand your customers expectations  Understand their interpretation of the contract  Kick-off is the start of communication not the end  Involve the right people (Project Admin)  Ask Questions  Set the tone for an open dialog Kick-off Checklist
  6. 6. Communication Building Blocks www.digitaltimecapture.com Project WBS Development • Project Description • Overall Scope • Work Elements by area by discipline • Activity Definition • Progress • Reporting Format
  7. 7. Communication Building Blocks www.digitaltimecapture.com Lessons Learned? Why do scheduling specification get ignored? – Mistrust / Reliability of Tool in question. #1 Develop & regularly use a tracking & appraisal system.
  8. 8. Increase Approval Rating www.digitaltimecapture.com “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.” – Stephen Covey • Understand the Contract • Speak the Language - WBS • Open Communication
  9. 9. Manage Changes in Scope www.digitaltimecapture.com • Project Scope & Objectives are understood • Project WBS is clear and logical • Timely & accurate information • Make sure everyone has the same information • Change logs, Separate Cost Codes, identify RFI, SI, NCR, etc. • No Ambiguity – “Owner would like”, “Engineer Requested” • Identify impact on schedule as well as budget • Confirm payment provisions
  10. 10. www.digitaltimecapture.com “Scope” Management Contractor Operations Contract Admin LEM & E Classification Rate UoM Quantity Budget
  11. 11. Reporting Everything www.digitaltimecapture.com Express Contract Provisions – A provision that is plainly written in the text of the contract. Implied Contract Provisions – Provisions that come from long- standing or commonly held understanding that come both from the customs and practices of the construction industry and from past decisions of the court.
  12. 12. Manage Approval Process www.digitaltimecapture.com Approval Process is multi dimensional. Multiple elements to each transaction.
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  14. 14. Construction Management or Contract Management? “Construction software built by the industry, for the industry.” www.digitaltimecapture.com Where does DTC fit?
  15. 15. The Foundation www.digitaltimecapture.com Estimate/Schedule Financial/Payroll Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Financial Chart Field (G/L) WBS mapped to Schedule & GL Actual to Plan
  16. 16. www.digitaltimecapture.com
  17. 17. Manage Approval Process www.digitaltimecapture.com
  18. 18. Approval Process www.digitaltimecapture.com
  19. 19. www.digitaltimecapture.com
  20. 20. Scope Management www.digitaltimecapture.com
  21. 21. Scope Management www.digitaltimecapture.com
  22. 22. Getting Paid www.digitaltimecapture.com
  23. 23. Contact Me Scott Cuthbert Chief Executive Officer scott.cuthbert@digitaltimecapture.com Digital Time Capture Inc. Suite 201, 9644 – 54 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5V1 Direct: 1.780.454.3301 ext 223 Mobile: 1.780.221.6737 www.digitaltimecapture.com
  24. 24. Thank you for attending www.digitaltimecapture.com Follow Us on LinkedIn and Twitter

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