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(CSC-1058) Implementing Project Control Process from Planning Through Project Completion

Primary Author: Kenneth W. Sparks, PSP

Audience Focus: Basic
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: This paper discusses the role of project cost and schedule control in the planning, contract preparation and execution of a construction project and how proper management of these stages can help manage claims and delays if and when they arise. Starting with the role of the project controls professional during the development phase, this paper will describe how proper cost, schedule, risk management and earned value techniques can be used to properly plan and budget the project. From the planning stage review and support in the preparation of the Division 1 specifications the project controls professional can provide managers with a meaningful baseline and tools to enforce contract requirements. As delay and claim issues occur, proper planned and executed project controls measures will allow owners and contractors to quantify compare these contentious issues.