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Is Delay Analysis Science or Art Part-2
Is Delay Analysis Science or Art (Part-2)? Is Delay Analysis Science or Art Part-1 One common delay analysis anachronism is adjusting Remaining Durations in Contemporaneous Schedules. This anachronistic approach occurs when analyses are prepared using contemporaneous schedules, but changing them by either increasing remaining durations of non-impacted activities (usually to argue concurrency) or reducing the remaining durations of impacted activities, usually to reduce delay impacts or remove them from the critical path altogether. If these revised durations were unknown contemporaneously, changing them after the fact often eliminates the contemporaneous aspect of the schedule. Another common delay analysis anachronism occurs when[...]
Is Delay Analysis Science or Art?
Is Delay Analysis Science or Art? After scheduling for over 30 years and preparing expert reports for many of those, I find myself still learning on every project. I remember in one of my first dispute resolution cases, almost 25 years ago, a construction attorney I was working with told me, “You guys are half science and half voodoo.” The term “voodoo”, he explained, was a reference to the expertise of pulling something out of nothing, which I think he considered somewhat valuable. I prefer the term “art” for that practice. At the time I didn’t appreciate the implications of[...]
Perfecting the Fixed Perspective Windows Delay Analysis
With the variety of Delay Analysis Techniques available to schedule reviewers and analysts, it is difficult to know and implement the most reliable and effective way of demonstrating an accurate impact calculation caused by delay.
6 Reasons to try Powerproject Software part 2
Read the first part of this article here: 6 Reasons to try Asta Powerproject Software Part-2 6 Reasons to try Asta Powerproject Software Part-2 Asta Includes Flexible Licensing and Deployment Options Unlike other construction project management software platforms, that force you to get a new license for every additional software user you add, adding up to a lot of unnecessary Asta allows you to limit your licenses to the number of people using the software at the same time. This means that you no longer have to choose between paying more for licenses and communicating with your team. To see[...]
6 Reasons to try Asta Powerproject Software
Asta Powerproject may not be the market leader in the United States, in fact it only recently became available to the U.S. Internationally however, Powerproject is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading project management software solutions for construction and used by most of the leading construction firms.
Management Strategies for 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.
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.
Construction Project Execution – Start with Experience
Advancements in technology continue to stretch construction programs and their managers. It sometimes seems that the technology has outpaced organizational capabilities to manage it.
Construction Scheduling Technology or Experience

managing not only larger and more sophisticated programs and projects but also the small project as well. It also presents new issues for organizations to deal with in implementing new systems and procedures. So, between Construction Scheduling Technology vs Experience – which is more important?

2 Rules of Engagement for Quickly Resolving Construction Delays – Part 1
Each delay analysis method includes certain evaluation guidelines. For this analysis method (which the Owner had determined as the ONLY acceptable method) to be effective, each submittal had to be reviewed sequentially since each was built upon the previous submittal, and acceptance or rejection of any one submittal in the sequence impacted subsequent analyses.
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