Large construction projects are risky, and when they end with claims or disputes, the blame is usually placed on unfair contracts, planning or estimating errors, design deficiencies, unforeseeable delays, poor productivity, or other process or technical factors. These are simply indications of the real root cause: the project management capability of the companies working together on the project.
By Eric K. Rodriguez, P.E.
The Workforce Problem
The retirement of the Baby Boom Generation (those born between 1946 and 1963) has prompted much thought and discussion about a potential gap in the American workforce. That discussion has definitely occurred within the engineering profession. However, the situation may not be as dire as some believe it to be. A quick look at birth...