Increase Efficiency In the Office

In an office dedicated to your project, seek ways to improve efficiency, and don’t allow “green” or “efficiency” measures to actually decrease efficiency. For example, I have seen many offices …

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Payment Stages

Always specify payment stages in contracts with a client, contractor or consultant, etc. It should state at what stage payments can be claimed or paid, such as monthly for incurred …

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Project Failure

Project failure is generally associated with one or more of the following three: Cost Schedule Client satisfaction Particularly, an unhappy client or an unhappy team will mean your company suffers …

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Construction Stage Services Costs

Design engineer under pressure by construction

Construction stage services cost more if the design is still being done when construction begins. Target all the design to be done before construction begins. If that is not possible, …

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Time Charge Codes

Send time charge codes with meeting and function invitations. If you send an invite/schedule booking to team members for a meeting, staff function, training etc, you should send the time …

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Consider Overall Costs

Remember in your planning that the costs of materials are often less than the labour costs to install them. Consider the ease and speed of installation even if the materials …

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Don’t Email Messages to All

Although this is an organisation issue, not just a project issue, it is important to make sure your team does not send messages to all for something that is specific …

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Eliminate Unnecessary Features

Eliminating unnecessary features in design will give the largest savings in a project. If your client wants costs cut, look for the most costly features (in design cost and construction …

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