Sustainable Operations Management of High-Rise Project

Sustainable Operations Management of High-Rise Project
With an ambition of providing housing for all citizens in India, the drive towards resource efficiency building operations is all-time high given the constraints in allocation of resources and their utilization, writes Mamta Rawat of Conserve Read More...

Benefits of Project Management in Developing India’s Infrastructure

Benefits of Project Management in Developing India’s Infrastructure
During the past couple of years, India has enjoyed the privilege of being amongst the most favored investment destinations of the world. With the sharp vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and compelling Read More...

Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 Provisions & Legal Issues

In a significant development for Indian arbitration law, the President of India has formally adopted the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 (the "Ordinance"), which will bring about major and long-awaited reforms to arbitration in India. The Ordinance amends Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and seeks in particular to eliminate Read More...

Redefining India – Accelerating Infrastructure Projects Through Project Management

Raj Kalady
In the last two decades, India has emerged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. According to a Citi group report, following the reforms undertaken by Government of India, the GDP is Read More...

A Study of Constructability Issues Related to Various Stages of Design and Construction Process

The increasing levels of competition and the introduction of manufacturing concepts within the industry led to specialization. Such specialization led to the separation of design and construction facilities. The increasing complexity of many projects makes it more and more difficult for the designers to be fully aware of all the implications of their Read More...

Model for Processing Construction Claims

Construction Claims
With growing standards, advanced technologies, and owner-desired additions and changes, construction projects are becoming more and more complex, while the successful completion of projects has been thought to depend mainly Read More...

Obligations of Parties & Provisions of Claims in Modern Construction Contracts

Construction contracts usually contain notice-of-claim provisions. The contractor must, within a stated period of time, notify the project owner in writing of any occurrence which may give rise to a claim for additional compensation under the contract. The policy behind these requirements is sound. Owners should have the opportunity to respond to Read More...

Termination of Contract Under Old FIDIC

Termination of Contract
Most commercial construction contracts include provisions allowing either party to terminate a contract for cause (also referred to as a termination for "default"). Unlike terminations for convenience, Read More...

Position of Engineer & Independent Engineer In Standard Forms of Contracts

Position of Engineer & Independent Engineer In Standard Forms of Contracts
The engineer is generally responsible for issuing the completion certificates and supervising any tests that have been contractually agreed as well as establishing that payments to the Contractor can be made, in funded Read More...

Study on Project Schedule and Cost Overruns - Expedite Infrastructure Projects

Study on Project Schedule and Cost Overruns - Expedite Infrastructure Projects
The KPMG in India – Project Management Institute (PMI) study was initiated on the request of MoSPI, which highlights the major reasons for schedule and cost overruns across major sector's infrastructure Read More...

PPP Audit of Infra Project - Importance and Implication

PPP Audit of Infra Project - Importance and Implication
Purnima Bajpai, Reliance Infrastructure, Pune.
A contentious issue in the context of PPP arrangements and their audit relates to the scope of audit by Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI), in Read More...

Modern Data Collection Techniques for Management of Road Assets

Modern Data Collection Techniques for Management of Road Assets
It is now well established that decision on maintenance, rehabilitation and upgradation/ improvement measures needs to be based on an objective assessment (with an analytical approach) to Read More...

Management of Quality Quantity and Speed

Management is the need of today. Management has been included in various specialised fields now like environment, tourism, hotel, information technology etc. apart from traditional courses like finance, human resource, operation and marketing. In the management concept, management sets the goals based on quantities for individuals and performance Read More...

An Innovative Tool to Teach and Train

An Innovative Tool to Teach and Train
The world is expanding and indeed expanding at a breath neck pace, Expansion of our world requires construction of new Industries and Production process from commissioned industries. No Read More...

Infrastructure Projects Through Project Management

Infrastructure Projects Through Project Management
India is only second among the emerging economies next to China. With an average GDP rate of 7.5% and upside, the demand to improvise infrastructure is magnanimous. The average spending capacity Read More...

Safety Planning and Administration

Theoretically Safety means the absence of danger at work which is made possible by eliminating hazards that create danger. ILO, in one of their documents, state "A thing is provisionally categorized as safe if the risks are deemed known, and in the light of that knowledge, judged to be acceptable. However, generally, safety is adjudged in terms of an Read More...

A Legal Analysis of Some Clausal-Related Disputes in Construction Contracts

The contractor under a construction contract is invariably required to carry out and complete the project by a specified date. This requirement is often accompanied by an obligation to produce a construction programme and to keep it up to date. There may be a contract administrator with powers to approve the programme. This paper identifies matters in relation Read More...

Termination of Contract Under New FIDIC

Termination of Contract Under New FIDIC
The termination of a relationship in a construction contract can often come as a surprise causing both confusion and resentment. Negotiations can escalate into protracted and costly disputes. Employers believe their Read More...

Construction / Project Management For Highway Tunnels

Construction / Project Management For Highway Tunnels
The topic under discussion has two aspects: (1) Construction of road tunnel, (2) its operation after completion of the job. It is understood that the present issue which is under examination pertains to Rohtang Pass Highway Read More...

Successful Construction of a Toll Motorway

Successful Construction of a Toll Motorway
A 39 kilometer toll motorway was constructed on budget (A$2.5 billion) and five months ahead of time. It was opened in June 2008. This project involved 17 interchanges, 88 bridges and twin three lane, 1.6 km tunnels. It has Read More...

Safety Management System

Safety Management System
When the relevance of human resource component from the point of 'safe' or unsafe outcomes' is examined critically, the following statistics (of course, not collated in the recent past) brings up certain important issues. Read More...

Effective Contract Management: Some Important Issues and Suggestions

Compared to the manufacturing sector, the construction industry is almost unique where the "Project is sold before it is made." Instead it can be said that each individual contract is different from the other & contains a degree of distinctiveness even though the contracts may be on standardized forms. The reasons are not far to seek. This is because Read More...

Time and Cost Overruns in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects

Time and Cost Overruns in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects
Implementation of infrastructure projects in India has improved substantially. Although the complexity of infrastructure projects have increased but capacity to handle them efficiently is inadequate on many fronts that is why, time Read More...

Dispute Resolution vis-a vis Project Governance

Project governance holds the key for many issues that arise in the construction field. Primarily, the delay that is caused to the project completion and the cost overrun has always been the concern of project participants and if it is a project of National importance, even the public interest is put at stake. The dispute resolution mechanism has also contributed for the further Read More...

Legalities of Construction Contracts

India has achieved a GDP growth of about 10% and desires to maintain/ accelerate it during the ongoing Five Year Plan. The main issues which need to be addressed are: (1) political will at state and central governments level, (2) evolving an equitable contract document to enable the executing authority to resolve disputes during the pendency of the contract. If this is Read More...

Claims and Counter Claims in all Construction Contracts

Claims and Counter Claims in all Construction Contracts play an important role in the Contractual relation ship between employer and contractor. Generally Claim is reckoned in practice as “an assertion for additional monies due to a party or for extension of time for completion. This interpretation is construed from a wording of the Contractual Read More...

The Role and Efficacy of Consulting Engineers in Construction

The Role and Efficacy of Consulting Engineers in Construction
A Consulting Engineer is a person who with his high engineering qualifications specialised background, and wide experience, can plan, design, supervise and help in undertaking maintenance of any type of Read More...

Multi Modal Transportation System

Multi Modal Transportation System
A professional management practice consisting of an array of services applied to construction projects and programs through the planning, design, construction and post construction phases for the purpose of achieving Read More...

Safety in Construction, Operations and Maintenance of Highways

Safety in Construction, Operations and Maintenance of Highways
On-road safety in India is amongst the poorest in the world. As per some rough estimate conducted few years back, more than 90,000 lives are lost on Indian roads every year. Rough assessment suggests that road accidents cause financial Read More...

Project Management in high rise construction

Project Management in high rise construction
What exactly are Project Management and Construction Management? These two terms have been used inter-changeably in the local context that over time, there has been a lot of confusion when performance Read More...

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