We have a new project engineer that I recently trained on steps to take for problem-solving and asking good questions. The person was struggling to take ownership of assignments and was relying too heavily on co-workers and his supervisor to solve problems for him. This is an outline of what we went over, you may find it helpful for yourself, or for training new team members on how to solve problems.
Following-up parts 1 and 2 of how to write an effective RFI. This is an example request for information I helped a project manager edit.
Evaluating the total percentage of project change orders in comparison to the original contract value is a useful exercise. It is helpful in generating revenue projections, forecasting, and reviewing project manager performance.
Learn about the three Cs of an effective RFI in part 2 of this series.
Here are the key points from my reading of the NAAMM Pipe Railing Systems Manual.
NAAMM AMP 555-92 Code of Standard Practice for the Architectural Metal Industry My recommended reading list has several NAAMM specifications listed. This month I read the NAAMM code of standard practice, which is available as a free download and is a quick read at 40 pages. The key points that stood out to me are listed … Continue reading Notes on NAAMM Code of Standard Practice
Posted at a Granite Construction office. I love these simple but key responsibilities of a meeting member.
My NASCC session notes. Session on how to specify steel, intended for engineers and architects. Useful for a subcontractor to understand designer's point of view.
Requests for information are an important element of project management. Cost savings can be realized as a result of good requests for information. Likewise avoidable losses and delays can be caused by failure to request information or clarification.
My NASCC session notes. Practical advice on utilizing new and existing technology and management best practices.