Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Just-in-Time Project Management Services

As the economy slows, and construction budgets and schedules are cut, clients may wish to consider Just-in-Time Project Management.

Unlike conventional Project Management services --- which start at the beginning of the project and conclude at the close-out --- Just-in-Time Project Management is essentially an a la carte program for introducing project management services at what are often crisis points in the life of a construction project.

The most common target of Just-in-Time Project Management is a project that is in trouble, as an example: a project that is over-budget, missing critical project deadlines and/or where construction team dynamics have deteriorated and need to be reconstituted to allow the team to function more effectively.

The most common insertion points for Just-in-Time Project Management are as follows: site selection, programming, design, construction bid and award, construction phase, and/or post construction.

The most common services fall into one or more of these areas:
- Cost: Cost Reduction, Cost Control, and Cost Monitoring
- Schedule: Schedule Reduction, Schedule Control, Schedule Monitoring
- Approvals: Expediting approval at the Planning Department, Building Department, Fire Department and/or State Health Department
- Close Out: Punchlist, Close Out Procedures and Documents, Commissioning, Financial Reconciliation/Resolution

For more information about project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/services/

For more information about Just-in-Time Project Management, please contact project management consultants and owner's representatives, Empire Projects, Inc.:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

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Monday, December 29, 2008

New Program to Reduce Construction Costs in 2009

With a greater need than ever to cut costs, more and more clients have asked well-known project management firm, Empire Projects, Inc, a simple question: "How Can We Reduce Construction Costs in 2009?"

In response, the firm has developed a concise Construction Cost Reduction Program for clients looking to reduce their capital costs for construction in 2009.The cost control program is set up to value engineer projects in detail, at (5) critical project stages: programming, schematic design, construction documents, construction bidding, and construction.

The program can be utilized for all (5) critical project phases, or can be employed at just one or more of the phases.

Potential construction cost savings are usually a minimum of 5% of construction cost, and can exceed 20% in certain cases.The construction cost savings generated through this program greatly exceed the fees charged by EPI to implement it In addition, the value engineering process creates leaner and better projects.

For more information about project management services, please see: http://empireprojects.com/services/

For more information on how this program can help control and reduce your construction costs in 2009, please contact:

Empire Projects, Inc.
(Project Management Consultants and Owner's Representatives)
1201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001
T: 212-463-0800
info@empireprojects.com
www.empireprojects.com

Additional ways to follow Empire Projects, Inc. include:

Empire Projects, Inc. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/empireprojects
Empire Projects, Inc.on Blogger: http://empireprojects.blogspot.com/
Empire Projects, Inc. on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/empire-projects-inc.
Empire Projects, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empireprojectsusa/