Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fundamentals of a Good Analysis and the Villain Called Perception

Some five to ten years ago, a Project Controls colleague asked an interesting question. It is about the analysis/reports that our PC Group completes periodically. Some of the reports are “as required” but most times on a fixed cycle; e.g. … Continue reading

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POBS ISSUE: Slows the Primavera Process of Export and Import

Point of Concern This problem is at it again. This POBS issue keeps coming back even after periodic cleanups of the Primavera database table they are populating. It has affected our P6 User’s productivity, wasting people’s time as they wait … Continue reading

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Oil Price, Recession: Causes, Issues and Risks

As one of many whose bread and butter is in the oil and gas industry, the price of oil further plunging to around $41.35 dollars a barrel conjures a worrisome landscape. Today’s decline (August 14, 2015) is almost a full … Continue reading

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SCAFFOLDING HOURS: What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 2

In the first article on “SCAFFOLDING HOURS, What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 1”, we looked at scaffolding hours as direct hours. We observed a project progress plan that considers all scaffolding work as direct hours, thus adding 31,518 … Continue reading

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SCAFFOLDING HOURS: What are they? Directs or Indirects? Part 1

Since scaffolding can easily account for a substantial 5% to 15% or more of construction hours, it is a very significant value in terms of progress. Once it becomes a part of the progressing process, and the resources quantity uploaded … Continue reading

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