November 7th, 2016

CM Solutions, (CMS), announced today they have been selected as one of the firms to provide on-call project controls support services to Los Angeles World Airports, (LAWA). The five-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $15 million.LAWA, a department of the City of Los Angeles, is currently in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The centerpiece of the program is the Landside Access Modernization… READ ARTICLE

June 7th, 2015

Planning for adverse weather and modeling that planning in the project schedule is an essential practice for successful projects. This recommended practice (RP) for planning for adverse weather is intended to provide a guideline, not to establish a standard. It provides guidelines developed primarily for engineering and capital construction projects but can be adapted for any type of project or program where weather planning is required.Read More Here READ ARTICLE

June 1st, 2015

So how much would you spend on a full time scheduler? More correctly put, how much scheduler can you afford?The task of CPM scheduling is very heavily front-loaded with the creation of the Baseline schedule. The balance of a scheduler’s time is running Monthly Updates or implementing weekly changes. The hours utilized performing the tasks of an average schedule mean that an experienced scheduler for a company would only be productive for less than 20% of a 2,000-hour year.National… READ ARTICLE

May 25th, 2015

Many projects that involve the creation of a product from a completed set of plans, specifications, and/or other contract documents must present material and equipment to the project owner or their representative for approval prior to installation of the material and/or equipment within the project. In most cases, the material and/or equipment cannot be ordered, purchased, or fabricated prior to the owner’s representative granting approval that the material and/or equipment conforms to the… READ ARTICLE

May 5th, 2015

By Richard Korman with Stephen H. DanielsFour scheduling experts, all deeply experienced in the critical path method (CPM) that uses math to draw network diagrams of a project schedule, met recently in a restaurant just outside Philadelphia. The purpose was to discuss a new unit at the Project Management Institute, in Newtown Square, Pa. The College of Scheduling they have launched would promote “the fundamentals of project management” and encourage “a free exchange of ideas.”One of the… READ ARTICLE