It is gratifying and enjoyable to participate with our peers in regularly scheduled trade meetings where awards are given for outstanding contributions made to the industry. With over 30 years of construction management experience our principal Steven Griffin, has been blessed to have held positions of authority on very large projects and mentored by some of the construction industry leaders.
Our Construction Industry is constantly changing. No only new construction products are being developed and brought to the market, but new software is being developed which allows construction managers to perform many functions. Such as Document Control, Processing and Tracking of Request for Information (RFI’s), Scheduling Software – which allows the project to be broken down into ‘tasks’ and each ‘task’ given a duration or number of days for each task. By scheduling and monitoring the actual work performed in comparison to the schedule, it is easier for the construction manager to tell if the project is proceeding on schedule. If the project starts to slide, possibly through delays in equipment arriving, or rain, the construction manager can quickly develop a “recovery schedule” that outlines how and what needs to happen to get the project back on schedule and finish on-time.
One of Steven’s favorite quotes is…
“Failing to PLAN…is PLANNING to Fail”.
Construction drawings can be viewed by a software program called REVIT, that actually allows construction managers to “BUILD” the project on their computer screen in 3D. This is also known as BIM, Building Information Modeling, which allows any conflicts in mechanical piping or ductwork, with the structural components (steel beams) be identified prior to beginning construction. This saves time as any conflicts can be addressed in the design stage and prior to construction starting.
Attending industry meetings allows for the sharing of information and thoughts with one another.
Staying current on the latest industry information allow us to build projects better, which saves time and saves money.