As a construction professional, you know that managing projects can be challenging. Whether you’re building a new structure, renovating an existing one, or conducting maintenance work, there are many factors to consider, including cost, schedule, and quality. That’s where project controls come in – they are a set of management tools and processes that can help you keep your projects on track and achieve your goals.
One of the key benefits of project controls is that they can help you plan your projects better. By defining project scope, identifying potential risks, and creating a realistic schedule, you can avoid surprises along the way, stay on track with your timeline, and ensure that you deliver the quality you want. This is especially important in the construction industry, where projects can be complex and involve many different stakeholders.
Another important benefit of project controls in construction is that they can help you communicate better with your team and clients. Communication is essential to the success of any construction project, and project controls can help you establish clear lines of communication, set expectations, and keep everyone on the same page. This can help to avoid misunderstandings and delays, and ultimately lead to better project outcomes.
Cost control is also a key benefit of project controls in construction. With tight budgets and thin margins, it’s essential to make every dollar count. Project controls can help you identify potential cost savings opportunities, such as optimizing the use of resources, reducing waste, and avoiding unnecessary expenditures. This can help you complete projects within budget and maximize your return on investment.
Risk management is another important benefit of project controls in construction. Construction projects involve many risks, such as changes in design, weather conditions, and unexpected events. Project controls can help you manage these risks by identifying potential risks, assessing their impact, and implementing mitigation strategies. This can help to minimize the likelihood and impact of risks, ensuring that projects are completed successfully.
Finally, project controls can help you be more efficient in construction. By streamlining your project management processes, you can reduce the time and effort required to complete projects, enabling you to take on more projects and increase your profitability. This is especially important in the competitive construction industry, where efficiency is key to staying ahead of the competition.
In conclusion, project controls are an essential tool for construction professionals looking to succeed in project management. By helping you plan better, communicate better, save money, manage risks, and be more efficient, project controls can help you achieve your goals and take your business and construction projects to the next level. So if you’re a construction professional, consider implementing project controls today!
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MicAyla Inc. offers customized project controls services for construction companies and projects in various sectors. With over 150 years of combined experience, we use the latest in technology and best practices to provide highquality solutions that prioritize safety, sustainability, and accuracy.
With over 27 years of experience, including 15 years as a Project Controls Professional, Caroline has a proven track record of developing and implementing cost controls in capital programs and projects, with a focus on the oil and gas industry. Her expertise is particularly extensive in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and the downstream sector. She is the creator of the Estimate to Complete/Estimate at Completion workbook, which enables the accurate forecasting of project performance upon completion. Caroline has been recognized for her exceptional performance, receiving both the Core Innovative Award and Outstanding Employee Performance award. Additionally, she provides valuable mentorship to the Cost Control team.
Thomas has over 34 years of experience in project management, project service, and controls across a range of sectors, including oil and gas, infrastructure, buildings, power, petrochemical, and commercial construction industries. He possesses hands-on expertise in all phases of EPC work, from FEED through execution and closeout, and has extensive experience in contract administration, scope development, and execution. His work includes both onshore and offshore projects, as well as upstream and downstream operations. His technical proficiency is complemented by field construction experience.
SME in Planning and Scheduling, Project Controls, Risk Analysis and Claim Mitigation. Experience writing and auditing Project Execution Plans (PEPs) and Procedures. Expert use of industry software including Primavera P6 and MS Project. PMI Cost Management REP.
Project Services/Controls /Manager on the following Oil & Gas major projects:
Schedule Risk, Cost Risk, and Claims Management assignments include: