educational articles to help manage delay and disruption on construction
on = July 13, 2007, 4:30 am
Release Author = Asta Development
Release Summary = Asta Development pledge to provide educational
articles for construction planners to help manage potential delays
and disruption on construction projects
Release Body = Asta Development is to provide educational
articles for construction planners to help manage delay and disruption
on construction projects.
One of the most topical issues facing construction planners and
project managers is how to manage and avoid delay and disruption
on construction projects. Project management software specialist
Asta Development has created an online resource
centre that focuses on ways to manage and avoid delay and disruption
on construction projects.
The resource centre includes articles that explain how planning
techniques and construction project management tools such as Asta
Powerproject, can help them manage delays more effectively.
The articles are written by leading industry experts and provide
a useful introduction for newcomers to the subject, as well as more
in-depth material for experienced planners.
Topics covered include the three broad categories of delay, who
is responsible for the different types of delays that can happen
on projects (e.g. contractor or client), and the main techniques
for analysing delays and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
The role of critical path analysis for delay analysis is also covered,
in particular the circumstances when it is effective and the instances
when care needs to be taken in interpreting the results.
Michael McCullen, Managing Director of Asta Development,
commented: “A proactive approach by contractors and clients
to resolving issues relating to delay and disruption as the project
progresses is preferable to projects going wrong and ending up in
the courts. It is far better to have solid project management and
planning processes in place so that extension of time requests can
be agreed by the client as the project progresses – ideally
on a monthly basis. To do this it is vital that the client is presented
with accurate, timely progress reports on actual progress versus
the contract programme and that there is greater visibility and
openness in project reporting between all parties.”
Whilst the advice from Asta is to do everything that it possible
to avert costly legal disputes, its construction planning tool,
Asta Powerproject, has been used successfully by
contractors and claims consultants as evidence in many cases. Project
records from Asta Powerproject have been used as
evidence in a number of high-profile court cases, including Great
Eastern Hotel Company Ltd v. John Laing Construction and Skanska
Construction UK Ltd v Egger (Barony) Ltd.
Asta Development also provides free online resources
relating to Project Portfolio Management for project management
professionals in IT and professional services.”
Site = http://www.astadev.com/
Details = Asta Development PR Contact:
15 Gentlemen's Field
+44 (0)1844 261700
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