Here is what causes construction project rework and a tool to help you fix it

According to the Construction Industry Institute (CII), field rework adds 10 per cent to construction-phase costs on major projects. 

In an effort to keep projects on time and on budget, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) created a free project rework reduction tool that tracks a project’s potential rework pitfalls and provides solutions.

Rework has been on COAA’s radar for almost 20 years, with a targeted subcommittee initiating research on how to reduce rework in 1998.

Through surveys and consulting the CII’s database, COAA determined that the main causes of project rework are engineering and reviews (such as late design and poor document control), construction planning and scheduling (e.g., late owner input, unrealistic schedules), leadership and communications (e.g., poor communication, lack of safety), material and equipment supply issues (such as untimely deliveries or non-compliance with specification), and human resource capability (e.g., insufficient skill levels, excessive overtime).

JWN Service & Supply Industry Outlook

A complete market outlook including information on how service and supply companies are adapting to the low oil environment; current challenges and opportunities; short- and long-term strategies to survive and thrive; and an industry forecast on what 2016 and beyond has in store for the sector.

PAAD Project - Front End Planning

PAAD Work Group on Scope Definition and Front-end Loading has released a report 1.5 years in the making.

This report adds an Alberta context and a unique lens to an already established best practice of front-end-loading the project planning phase. Click here to read more and learn about two pilot projects that had good FEL but external business-outcomes pressure to change and re-scope.

PAAD Project - Shared Risk Register

We are pleased to announce the completion of this PAAD project and final report now posted.

Shared Risk Register - what happens when you combine collaboration with routine risk reviews (risks to completing project on time and on budget) Click here to read more!

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