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(CSC-2436) The Ten Biggest Lies in Project Controls

Level: Intermediate
Author(s): Glen R. Palmer, CFCC PSP; Christopher W. Carson, CEP DRMP PSP FAACE
Venue: 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Abstract: While misinformation and poor schedule analysis conclusions can plague construction managers, some of the analysis and reporting problems are significant enough that they rise to the level of “lies.” Understanding the most frequently encountered lies will help construction managers and owners to better understand when there is a need to examine the analysis or schedule review reports at a much deeper level. This paper will discuss the ten biggest lies in Project Controls that the authors have encountered over the course of their careers. These lies will be examined using “Lessons Learned” from both a project management and a claims perspective. This perspective should provide a deeper understanding of the principal areas of schedule analysis and prepare the CM or Owner to better question and review the statements.