Encore Group – Construction Project Management Tools and Consulting
Scheduling

Comprehensive Documentation, Minimized Risk

Encore’s CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures.

Scheduling

Comprehensive Planning, Effective Execution

Encore’s CPM scheduling and project controls consultants are experienced in developing, analyzing, updating and monitoring project schedules and other project reporting procedures

Strategic Implementations

Encore’s Technology group is experienced in implementation and hosting of your project management software needs. From establishing processes to customized training programs, Encore Group’s experience enhances the success of every rollout.

Encore Training

Encore’s training programs and trainers have developed a national reputation for clarity and quality. Our training programs are designed specifically to help you maximize the use of your project controls software in the construction environment.

Claims Resolution

Clear Analysis / Successful Resolution

Through years of providing best practices for project management and construction scheduling , Encore has the expertise to quickly identify and analyze cost and delay issues so that disputes get resolved as quickly as possible.

"Construction Scheduling using Primavera P6" 2014 Courses

Primavera P6 Web Based TrainingMaximize your projects efficiency through quality planning and scheduling. Encore Group’s custom Primavera P6 training is designed for construction projects.more…

For course schedules or more info email us or call us at: 800-991-7029

Featured Webinar -"Minimizing the Risks of Construction Disputes"

Primavera P6 Web Based TrainingIdentify potential disputes and resolve them prior to litigation. In this informative session, Encore Group presents valuable information on managing construction risk for construction professionals more…

Featured – "Project Execution – Identify Trends in Minutes per Week"

Primavera P6 Web Based TrainingIn a construction environment where projects are few and far between and where profits and budgets have been squeezed (if there is any left at all), project execution is an essential element for an organization’s survival. While execution is a great buzzword, it can be difficult to make it a reality, especially at the levels needed in today’s market…more

Featured – "Reactive vs. Proactive Scheduling"

Primavera P6 Web Based TrainingTo many managers in the construction industry value is overshadowed by cost. By not seeing the value that planning and scheduling can bring to a project, 98% of the project budget may be placed at risk in order to save a few dollars of the overhead budget.

I categorize attitudes toward scheduling among those that consider scheduling a necessary project…more



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Featured Articles

Featured - "4 Suggestions for Maximizing Value in your CPM Schedule"

4 Suggestions for Maximizing Value in your CPM Schedule Having an effective time management and tracking system is essential for any project executive. While most everyone has a system, very frequently it is not an effective system, or not nearly as effective a system as it could be if properly implemented. For project management one of the most potentially effective…more

Featured - "CPM Scheduling – Why a Project Roadmap Is So Important"

CPM Scheduling – Why a Project Roadmap Is So Important The role of CPM scheduling in the construction industry has increased significantly over the past couple decades. One reason for this is economic. Owners have become more demanding in their scheduling specifications in order to better monitor the project and meet funding requirements and budget projections…more

Featured - "2 Rules of Engagement in Resolving Construction Delays"

2 Rules of Engagement in Resolving Construction Delays Most disputes remain unresolved for one or more of the following reasons: 1) the delay entitlement has not been settled (acknowledgement of who is responsible for a particular issue), and/or 2) the understanding of delay resolution concepts is not understood (see the article on concurrent delays), and/or 3) there is no understanding of the Rules of Engagement in the delay resolution process…more

Featured – "3 Executive Strategies for Successful Project Execution"

3 Executive Strategies for Successful Project Execution So much is written and discussed these days to help teams execute organizational objectives. It is not enough to have thorough knowledge of a particular strategy, and good intentions will not get the job done. What organizations need is a culture or environment that fosters execution, or follow-through on goals or strategies communicated from the top. While many construction executives..more

Encore Group Support

Save time, lighten your IT support workload, and utilize the experience of our Oracle Primavera certified implementation specialists to support your Primavera software. Please contact sales@encgrp.com for more information on any of the below services.

Software Installation Services

Oracle Primavera applications are powerful and highly configurable. Encore Group IT specialists are installation experts with years of experience. By engaging Encore, your installation will be completed quickly and correctly the first time. We highly recommend this service to begin the return on your investment right away. Encore installations can also be supported by a Support Agreement (see below) to further ensure your ongoing satisfaction with Primavera.

General Support

We recommend the utilization of Encore Installation and Support Services to ensure application optimization. Encore also offers support on a per engagement basis. Please contact us with the issue you are experiencing and we will attempt to assist you. You may also visit the Encore Support page as well. For users who have purchased Oracle Support, technical support is available directly through Oracle Support, or visit the Encore Support Page

Support Agreement

Encore Oracle Primavera certified implementation specialists serve as your Primavera Administrator to ensure that your Primavera system, PMO, and IT department are supported. As a result, organizations are able to focus on the tasks at hand to reduce project risk, reduce overall costs, and maximize application business value.More…


Encore Current Projects

TRANSPORTATION

California High-Speed Rail Phase 1. On behalf of Zachry Construction, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the Zachry joint venture, which secured the project. The project value is approximately $1 billion.

US290 Corridor Widening Segment 4. On behalf of OHL Texas, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses.

US290 Corridor Widening Segment 5. On behalf of Tradeco, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses.

Ohio River Crossing. On behalf of Zachry Construction, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the Zachry joint venture. The project value is approximately $1 billion.

El Paso Loop 375 On behalf of Zachry Construction, Encore Group prepared the proposal schedule for the Zachry joint venture.

I-10 Corridor San Antonio . On behalf of Webber Construction, Encore Group prepared the construction schedules, weekly and monthly updates, and time impact analyses for the Webber project.

Angelina Projects. On behalf of Webber Construction, Encore Group prepared a resource analyses and balancing study for the Webber project.

New Mexico Spaceport Road Project – Engle, NM. On behalf of Reiman Construction, a general contractor in a dispute with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Encore Group prepared, presented, and was deposed on a full delay report detailing delay events. He used the Contemporaneous Time-Frame Analysis method as well as the “measured mile” to justify time extensions and extended general conditions.

Gooseberry Seven-Mile Road Project. On behalf of Meadow Valley Contractors, a general contractor in a dispute with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Encore Group prepared and presented a full delay report detailing delay events including unforeseen site conditions, bridge delays, and other delays. He used the Adjusted As-Built Analysis method to justify time extensions and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully settled in mediation.

ENERGY

US Department of Energy . On behalf of USDOE, Encore Group has prepared CPM Schedules and prepared delay analysis several multi-billion dollar energy programs, including the Next Generation Nuclear Facility Program.

AIRPORTS

McCarran International Airport. On behalf of general contractors, Encore Group has prepared CPM Schedules and prepared delay analysis on over 25 projects, including runways, taxiways, apron expansions, new terminals, terminal remodels, baggage handling systems, ticket and baggage handling expansions.

Meadows Field Terminal. On behalf of a general contractor in a dispute with the Airport owner, Encore Group prepared and presented on a full delay report detailing delay events including design and other conflict delays. He used the Contemporaneous Time-Frame Analysis method to justify damages caused by delay and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully resolved by Mediation.

HOTELS AND CASINOS

The Quad . On behalf of W. A. Richardson, Encore Group prepared a CPM baseline schedule and established the updating process for this 1100 room casino and high-rise hotel renovation.

SPORTS ARENAS AND STADIUMS

Ole Miss Sports Arena. On behalf of Innovative Construction Management, Encore Group prepared a CPM baseline schedule as a constructability review for a new state of the art arena.

HIGH-RISE CONSTRUCTION

Clark County Real Property Management. On behalf of CCRPM Encore Group prepared a constructivity review, and is reviewing the design-build contractors construction schedule.

The Village at Ocotillo. On behalf of a Summit Builders, a general contractor in a dispute with the Framing Subcontractor, Encore Group prepared and was deposed on a full delay report detailing delay events including production delays and other delays. He used the Adjusted As-Built and Adjusted As-planned Analysis method to justify damages caused by delay and extended general conditions. The dispute was successfully resolved by Negotiation.

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Are You Practicing Reactive or Proactive Scheduling?

Are You Practicing Reactive or Proactive Scheduling?

To many managers in the construction industry value is overshadowed by cost. By not seeing the value that planning and scheduling can bring to a project, 98% of the project budget may be placed at risk in order to save a few dollars of the overhead budget...more
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4 Reasons Project Schedules Don’t Get Updated

4 Reasons Project Schedules Don't Get Updated

We are often asked to work on troubled projects, such as when a contractor realizes there are two months of remaining contract time with five or six months of work left to perform. While my clients usually request that I go back to the beginning of the project to find out what went wrong...more
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6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 2

6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 1

Without good CPM schedule maintenance throughout the course of a project, the investment of time spent in developing a good baseline schedule will be largely wasted, as the schedule will become increasingly unreliable as a project management and delay analysis tool. In the last newsletter we looked at how not to create a CPM schedule...more
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6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 1

6 Reasons Critical Path Schedules Fail – Part 1

Having done CPM scheduling work on hundreds of projects with many different owners and contractors, I have witnessed many bad scheduling practices. We can divide these into two groups, insofar as they pertain (a) to the creation of the initial baseline and (b) to the maintenance of the schedule...more
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2 Rules of Engagement in Resolving Construction Delays

2 Rules of Engagement in Resolving Construction Delays

Most disputes remain unresolved for one or more of the following reasons: 1) the delay entitlement has not been settled (acknowledgement of who is responsible for a particular issue), and/or 2) the understanding of delay resolution concepts is not understood...more
Read More ...

3 Executive Strategies for Successful Project Execution

3 Executive Strategies for Successful Project Execution

So much is written and discussed these days to help teams execute organizational objectives. It is not enough to have thorough knowledge of a particular strategy, and good intentions will not get the job done. What organizations need is a culture or environment that fosters execution ...more
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Scheduling Technology or Experience – Which is Most Important?

Scheduling Technology or Experience – Which is Most Important?

Advancements in technology continue to stretch construction programs and their managers. It sometimes seems that the technology has outpaced organizational capabilities to manage it. While the technology promises advantageous results in effectiveness and efficiency in managing not only larger and more sophisticated programs ...more
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Identify the 2 Potential Driving Factors for Your Project

You Better Identify the 2 Potential Driving Factors for Your Project

A well-prepared construction schedule helps the project manager manage project tasks, other parties in the contract, and the various risks inherent in any project. Since all participants have some role in the successful project and some interests and risks at stake...more
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