Leadership Inspiration from CII’s Annual Conference – Part 2

CoreworxCoreworx, Events

One of the hottest topics in the construction industry is dealing with an ever increasing shortage of skilled workers. In Alberta alone, I’ve seen forecasts ranging from a shortage of 75,000 to 120,000 workers over the next decade. The Australian government predicts Australia’s LNG production sector will face a shortage of about 36,000 skilled workers by 2015 — and thats just the … Read More

Inspiration from CII’s Annual Conference – Part 1

CoreworxCoreworx, Events

Adding Value Through Front End Planning Returning to our head office after my third year attending the Construction Industry Institute (CII) annual conference, I find myself charged up on a number of fronts. CII’s conference is uniquely scheduled at mid-year (one of the few summer conferences), and always manages to send our team home highly motivated for the second half … Read More

Latest Trends in High Impact Interface Management Programs

CoreworxCoreworx, Interface Management

The execution of mega projects continually presents difficulties in monitoring interface progress and risk for an Owner. With a mega project typically managed in multiple scope packages, awarded contractors face interacting with one another throughout the project life cycle to establish interface agreements, despite being spread across different geographical locations and different cultures. Traditional databases, spreadsheets and paper-based interface management … Read More

Vendor Deliverables: You get what you ask for. Ask for the right stuff.

CoreworxCoreworx, Document Management, Project Information Control

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.I don’t much care where—“ said Alice. “Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go,” said the Cat.Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll Most projects start with a clear definition of what … Read More