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Today’s trending topics explored by key industry leaders.

Stay Focused on Long-Term Strategies to Build Successful Projects

Prompting countless project shutdowns or delays and the threat of looming layoffs or furloughs, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a season of economic vulnerability for both project leaders and their teams. Veering away from the project strategies established in more certain times could...

Project Management Office Provides Adaptability in Uncertain Times

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are under stress like never before with project shutdowns or delays and potential layoffs or reduced staff. An integrated program management team and project management office (PMO) can supply some much-needed flexibility for organizations to...

Adapting to the New Normal of Healthcare

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the world over the past several months, and many industries have been impacted. Healthcare providers — from enormous, academic teaching hospitals like UCLA to smaller, local doctor’s offices — have and continue to be the offensive line of the COVID-19...

Project Management Office Techniques Create Reasonable Solutions

Recent shutdowns and delays in reaction to the ongoing pandemic and resulting social distancing measures have placed pressure on every industry to keep projects on schedule and on budget. The COVID-19 crisis has led to a lack of resources for many organizations, straining many teams with increased...

Visualizing Return-to-Work Facility Management Plans

Businesses across the country are beginning to visualize what it may look like for employees to safely return to work. To create these plans, owners must be able to envision a strategy for the weeks and months ahead.

Delivering the Value from Value Engineering Centers

To deliver reliable energy at a reasonable cost to ratepayers, utilities require infrastructure improvements and projects to be delivered at the highest quality at a competitive price.

For Large, Complex Initiatives, Program Management Is Hard to Beat

A program management (PgM) approach isn’t appropriate for most projects. But when the conditions are right, it’s almost always a good idea to utilize it.

Bolster Resources and Achieve Goals Through EPC Project Delivery

It’s no secret that electric utilities are facing many changes. From big data to distributed energy resources to increased regulatory management, new initiatives are affecting every part of the industry. 

Co-Location Brings Project Efficiency

There can be moments of clarity in the midst of a project when lessons learned make a lasting impression — and have the potential to positively guide future projects.

Utility Workforce Challenges Can Become Partnership Opportunities

Workforce reductions and an increase in competition for engineering skills are affecting organizations throughout the energy industry. As the cost of power decreases and the implementation of renewable solar and wind increases, utilities are experiencing a reduction in engineering teams, project...

How to Blend STEM Knowledge and Experience to Get More Affordable Solutions

Today’s experienced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce presents both opportunities and challenges for engineer-procure-construct (EPC) companies and their clients. Knowledge and experience acquired over decades of hands-on engineering work is invaluable, but hiring such...

Countering the Impact of Workforce Consolidation on Design, Construction

When companies are involved in mergers or acquisitions, the impacts can be wide-ranging. Multiple workforces are often consolidated in the name of strategic synergy. Staff who remain may feel overwhelmed and anxious, wondering if their jobs are secure. Morale can suffer.

Finding Solutions to the Skilled Labor Shortage

A strong construction market is a wonderful thing — until you can’t find the reliable, skilled labor needed to complete your project.

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