CIOB reveals best practice for time management in projects

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The latest publication from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) sets out best practice for time management in building and civil engineering projects

Delayed completion affects all project-based industries in all countries and the bigger the project, the more damage delayed completion causes to costs, reputation and sometimes even to the survival of the contracting parties themselves.

First published in 2010, the Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Major Projects was an essential part of the CIOB’s strategy to provide standards, education, training and accreditation in time management. The latest edition, published on 26 February underlines dynamic, strategic time modelling as the way to manage time and cost in major projects.

Keith Pickavance, author and Past President of the CIOB said: “On major projects the failure strategically to manage time so often proves disastrous, not just for the contractor but also for the client, its consultants, and for the rest of the supply chain.

“This Guide is a step-by-step illustration of how the parties can work collaboratively to meet this challenge using traditional project procurement routes or the most advanced BIM, from the adoption of a workable time-management strategy through to the day to day detail of risk management, using a predictive time model.”

The publication includes new materials, including a chapter distinguishing the main features of the dynamic time model and its development throughout the life of a project, from inception to completion. It also includes new appendices covering matters such as complexity in construction and engineering projects, productivity guides and a number of case studies.

The publication is the ideal handbook for project and program management professionals working in civil engineering and construction projects, including those from contractors, clients and project management consultants.

For more information and to purchase this latest time management publication, click here.

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