3 Reasons project planning is useless to you!

Your contract says you have to have a project schedule and that you must submit regular updates. You are paying an arm and a leg for a Project Planner or a project planning service, but you are getting absolutely nothing for it, other than complying with the contract. You are not the first to feel …

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The nightmare of recruiting project planners

The nightmare of recruiting Project Planners

by Hans du Toit I’ve been in the construction business for most of my working career of 38 years. Of this, I’ve been specialising in project planning and scheduling for more than 28 years and in project controls for the past 12 years. Having filled planning and project control management positions in various organisations, I …

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What “makes” a Project Planner – Part 2

by Charisa Langeveld In Part One of this series we’ve identified the 3 pre-requisites employers ask for when appointing Project Planners. We’ve also identified that these pre-requisites not only lets in the unskilled, but often also keeps out the skilled. Now, the question is:  Is Project Planning training necessary? In the past, skill was passed …

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Software Oracle Primavera MS Project and Project Planner at his desk.

What “makes” a Project Planner?

by Charisa Langeveld For many years, there has been one requirement for being a Project Planner: planning experience. This was sufficient when the role “Project Planner” was still relatively unknown and knowledge was gained by going through the motions of working under and learning from other experienced planners. However, after Project Planning became a compulsory …

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How does One Effectively Manage Time on a construction project

On modern day projects there is very little float in general. But since time directly equals costs, time usually has the biggest potential to influence the health of a project. So much so that the word float is being used synonymous with time in the construction world. The impact of time is further exaggerated by …

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The Importance of Resource Loading Project Programmes

by Sean Vermaak Having dealt with many contractors & sub-contractors in the construction industry, it is quite alarming to see that not many understand or don’t know the benefits of resource loading project programmes. What is resource loading? Resource loading is the assignment of labour, materials & equipment that will be required to successfully complete …

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