This weekend, the most hotly anticipated museum in America opens to the public. Of course, I’m talking about the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  For those of us in the construction industry, the physical creation of this unique building is worth learning from. We… Read more »

What is wrong with the Status Quo? Timely, Costly, Inefficient, Opaque.  All of these words describe the development of a baseline schedule. Additionally, they also resonate when discussing the update process and payment application of the project schedule. Traditionally, the development of the Project Critical Path Method Schedule (CPM) Baseline is binary. The general contractor… Read more »

Aegis Project Controls’ primary purpose is to support project management teams in their efforts to minimize the duration, risk and cost associated with their projects. While critical Path Method schedules are widely recognized for their ability to manage time on a project, they are often under-utilized as a cost-reduction tool. CPM Scheduling can effectively control… Read more »

Lean Construction methods are becoming common practice on construction projects with the use of the Last Planner® system (LPS) as a planning and scheduling tool. The Last Planner® system emphasizes a more collaborative effort when it comes to scheduling and ideally eliminates the traditional top-down method for scheduling and planning – builder dictates schedule to… Read more »

Corporate culture is a fundamental factor of a company’s success and ability to retain talent. Team members must be nurtured and corporate culture purposefully developed to build a foundation for a company’s long-term growth.  After all, what is a company without the people who help build it?   Here at Aegis, we do culture right. … Read more »

Notice provisions – those formal and time consuming notices to owners about delays or changes on a project – are an often ignored requirement on construction projects. While they are tedious and at times difficult to submit, following notice provisions can benefit contractors by identifying risk and providing clear reasons for costs and delays on… Read more »

Mega projects, generally defined as costing more than $1 billion, are becoming increasingly more common in the construction industry as both corporate and government clients look to build larger projects. These projects are significant as they often impact thousands of people who may live, work or play in these spaces. The rebuilding of the World… Read more »

For some time now, the Aegis team has worked to create innovative technology products that improve project controls. Today, those efforts have borne fruit with the launch of Aegis Analytics and Rubix. I’m thrilled to share these two new technology products with our clients, as they will improve efficiency and accuracy for project controls professionals… Read more »

As we say good-bye to 2014 and welcome the New Year, it’s a fitting time to reflect on how far Aegis has come since its founding nearly a decade ago and look forward to where we’re going. This is an incredibly exciting time for Aegis — and for the project controls industry in the United… Read more »