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Do You Have Noisy Pipes?

Yesterday my neighbor came to us complaining… he said that, for a while now, he has been hearing  some strange noises throughout the day somewhere at the first floor. We were wondering where this noise can come from…?! I know that pipes in some cases may be “noisy”. You can hear all kinds of noises […]

Construction Insurance & Bond

We need insurance for a variety of reasons but in many cases insurance is required by law, e.g., construction insurance, which is required on every single construction project. Construction insurance is covers materials, risks, natural disasters, employees and even your own business. However, there are policies that, though not mandatory, do give you necessary protection in […]

Things to Consider When Building a House

Just because the market is flooded with foreclosures and such doesn’t mean the house you want is out there. Building a home to suit your needs and wants could be the best way to go. When you start building a house there are some basic factors to guide your choices: cost efficiency, time efficiency and […]

What Does a Project Management Course Offer?

Difficult times are still here. Organizations are struggling to survive in these times of crisis and often see no way out. Survive in the market often times means changing the organizational strategy. This is when the help of Project Management comes into play. It is as a way of introducing necessary changes in organization, changes that […]

How to use the % completion in P6

The difference between the following percent complete types in Primavera 6 1) duration % complete 2) schedule % complete 3) performance % complete 4) activity % complete 5) Physical % complete The easiest way to understand the differences between the various percent complete types in Primavera is to go to the menu then check them. Then […]

Trench Shield Installation

I’ve seen on Linkedin another question that attracts me to another subject…trench shields. And I was asking myself, do the contractors know which alternative to use? Which one is more productive? Sloping, shoring or trench boxes? Because sloping requires no trench boxes or other shoring equipment, contractors often assume it is the least expensive method. […]

The Qualities of a True Leader

 “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” (Mahatma Gandhi) In his new book, The Well-Balanced Leader, writer Ron Roberts speaks of the qualities that a true leader must hold to be successful at work. The author sustains that leaders need to succeed and to continuously readjust behavior to […]

What Is Included in a Contingency Plan?

A contingency plan should identify the actions taken by staff in the project or program, if an unexpected event is adversely affecting the project. This plan may be a response to a natural disaster, a terrorist act, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, etc. Overall, this plan is a guide to business continuity, projects or activities when they […]

One Promising Alternative, Agile Project Management

What is Waterfall? And what is Agile? What advantages bring these work methods? In what type of projects do they fit? What are the recommendations for adoption? Which are the steps to adopt? How to map Agile practices on project management processes? There is value in both the Waterfall and Agile methodologies, and knowing when to […]

Formwork Solutions

Yesterday night I was watching the UEFA Europa League 2012 at TV, Athletic Bilbao Vs.  Atletico Madrid. The result was 0-3. Congrats for Atletico Madrid for this victory! But I don’t want to write about soccer 🙂  I was so curios to see the new stadium…My construction background didn’t let me pass the opportunity to write something about this […]

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