Changes are common on all construction projects and can be triggered by things like constructability issues, availability of trades, materials and equipment, and even owner-directed substantive changes to the facility being built. Many of these things cannot be completely controlled by the construction manager, but tracking these changes and their effect on cost and schedule is critical to project success. In this video, explore examples of the impact these changes can have.
- Our construction projects … generate a tremendous amount of data, … questions and answers, changes to the construction drawings, … change orders, submittals, the list goes on. … Capturing that information … and getting it into the hands of the people that need it, … in a timely fashion, … has always been difficult. … This is where adopting a digital workflow, … like I've discussed earlier, … can really improve things and lower risks … related to poor communication. … Let's look at the RFI process … that's common on many construction projects. … The RFI, or request for information process, … is just the formal way that we handle … questions and answers related to the construction documents. … And in my opinion, it's a process … that's been broken for a long time. … This process typically starts when someone has a question … related to something shown on the plans, … the construction drawings. … They need to get their question answered … by the design team that created the plans … and they typically need an answer sooner rather than later. …
- Defining risk
- Identifying the role of the construction manager
- Analyzing risk
- Controlling risk
- Managing challenges: scope, safety, communication, and more