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Reality-Based Construction Project Management

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All articles are in .pdf format and must be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click "Get Acrobat Reader" to get a copy. Remember that your browser (e.g. Netscape) must also have its preferences configured to use Acrobat to view .pdf files. Volume 25, Number 1 January through March 2009 Articles will be added to this issue as they are approved through the review process until March 31, 2009. "Assessment of Technology Graduate Students� Learning Preference Styles Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" (Volume 25-1, February 2009) Dr. R. Lance Hogan "Chinese Technology Management & Quality: A Brief ...
Mozilla Skews the Numbers | Revelations From An Unwashed Brain
It’s not a good thing when the company wants to rely upon a skewing of figures to explain why there are more people using its product than Chrome. The fact is that Chrome is on fire right now, and no matter what the figures you gather are massaged to state, Firefox is not gaining as much ground as Chrome. When you are smaller, the percentages change quicker with smaller overall numbers. Mozilla should expend more time on updates, not trying to explain away trends. [ PC World ] Firefox is beating Google’s Chrome where it counts, in the number of users running each browser, a Mozilla executive argued this week. Asa Dotzler, ... market research, surveys and trends
Artifacts » Conservation Issue 5 » Green Building
“Thinking Green” is the new buzzword of the twenty-first century.  There are the green IBM commercials that demonstrate a substantial amount of money saved if a business, “goes green;” the Mac commercial with the new energy saving computer that runs on less energy then a quarter of a light bulb; the car commercials competing for the most fuel efficiency.  It seems that every individual or business in the twenty-first century is concerned with the environment and what we are putting into it.  Cars are without a doubt the leading contributor to green house gases, but what about buildings?  They are everywhere; we live in them, ... market research, surveys and trends


Blue Mass. Group : Reality-based commentary on politics and policy ...
1.  "I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest." -BP chief executive Tony Hayward, interview with Sky News television, May 18, 2010 2. What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plans, than by blowing up a rig? I'm just noting the timing, here." -Rush Limbaugh, suggesting that "environmentalist whackos" deliberately blew up the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in order to stop offshore drilling, April 29, 2010 3. "From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented." -Texas ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Global Survey Gives Insight Into PPM Challenges from Project and ...
Results of ESI’s global Project Portfolio Management Survey reveal project portfolio management (PPM) challenges from a “bottom-up,” project and program management perspective. Leading concerns noted by project and program managers polled in the study included: greater need for PPM improvement given the economic downturn; lack of PPM experience, tools or process in commercial and public organizations; redundancies and conflicts in project portfolios; and inconsistent project reviews with poor follow-up. Survey respondents were project and program management professionals representing a wide range of industries ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Reality Check:US Biz Furniture Execs Say Demand Still Subdued
NEW YORK, Aug 24 (MNI) - U.S. commercial furniture manufacturers said second-quarter business ticked higher than anticipated but warned that the industry's recovery pace may not be sustainable, given expectations of a painfully slow revival in corporate spending and the broader economy. Office furniture makers said sales are for the most part repairing from recession-devastated year-ago figures, led by government and higher education orders. They cheered a bump in demand in the second quarter, but offered mostly moderated forecasts for the balance of the year. Corporate sales are largely limited to space-saving, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Solar power plant coming to Schneider
SCHNEIDER -- The developers of the planned garbage-to-ethanol plant in South Lake County will build one of the country's largest solar energy facilities adjacent to the property. The $75 million, 137,000-panel solar power plant could break ground in as soon as 45 days, said Earl Powers, president of Powers Energy of America, which is developing the ethanol plant. Photovoltaic solar farm installed by SunDurance of South Plainfield, N.J. featuring 7,700 solar modules. SunDurance will build a solar plant in South Lake County. (Photo provided) There are hundreds of solar power plants around the globe. A website, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Reality-Based Construction Project Management: A Constraint-Based ...
The Official Electronic Publication of the National Association of Industrial Technology • © 2007. Reality-Based Construction Project ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Award#0239091 - CAREER: Mixed Reality Science and Technology for ...
Phillip Dunston (Principal Investigator) Purdue University Young Hall West Lafayette, IN 47907 765/494-4600 ABSTRACT Project Abstract: This research aims to establish scientific principles and extend technologies for using Mixed Reality (MR) ? visualization blending real and virtual elements ? to support decision-making and control through the life cycle phases of constructed facility projects. Challenges in establishing MR as a viable technology in the architecture, engineering, and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Project Management for Construction: The Design and Construction ...
In the planning of facilities, it is important to recognize the close relationship between design and construction. These processes can best be viewed as an integrated system. Broadly speaking, design is a process of creating the description of a new facility, usually represented by detailed plans and specifications; construction planning is a process of identifying activities and resources required to make the design a physical reality. Hence, construction is the implementation of a design envisioned by architects and engineers. In both design and construction, numerous operational tasks must be performed with a ...
How would you "sell" project management? | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
Organizational Development (9), Project Management (2), Mentoring (1), Staffing and Recruiting (1), Corporate Governance (1), Change Management (1), Manufacturing (1), Computer Networking (1), Information Security (1) This was selected as Best Answer Our company has been analyzing and consulting on the Top 10 Obstacles to Project Success for the past couple of years. Thousands of project professionals worldwide have listed them as follows; 1. Scope Creep 2. Challenging Schedule 3. Resource Challenge 4. Minimal or Non-Existent Testing 5. Tardy Delivery of Project Tasks 6. Delegated Responsibility Unrelated to Authority 7. ...
WikiAnswers - How does a construction loan work
As opposed to a home equity loan, which bases the loan amount on the existing value of your home, this type of loan uses the 'after improved' value. It can be a plus for the homeowner who needs more money to fund a home improvement project. The down side is that the loan is doled out to the contractor in payments determined by a bank assigned inspector after a portion of the work has been completed. This basically puts the contractor in the position of funding the project and getting reimbursed by the bank. As a contractor for over 26 years, I have performed 1 contract under these terms and will never do so again. This ...