Top Ways to Keep Your Home Simple and Clean

Top Ways to Keep Your Home Simple and Clean

Summary: When guests visit or stay at your home, it’s important that they feel relaxed and comfortable during their time there. Here are some ways you can accomplish this. Whenever you make any renovations to your house, it is worth keeping in mind how the changes will ultimately impact the overall value of your home. Even if you are not currently thinking about selling the house or renting it out, plans may change in the future and you’ll want to seek the highest amount possible for your property. There are services out there that allow people to rent their houses out for short periods of time. Rather than renting it out to tenants for over a year, you can put your house on the market for people to use for up to a few weeks. If this sounds appealing to you,...

Steps involved in construction claim management

Steps involved in construction claim management

Construction claims have become quite a complex part of the construction projects. All the stakeholders try to reach their own goals to increase their benefits. Conflicts usually arise due to diverse expectations of relevant parties. If the conflicts are not managed successfully, it could ultimately affect the successful completion of the construction project. This is where the role of construction claim management starts. The management requires effective management practices throughout the project. The first step is claim prevention process. Contract documents, project plans and scope of work should include all necessary requirements related to the project. Once the contract is awarded you cannot prevent any claim. Claim identification is the second step in...

Four characteristics of great consultants

Four characteristics of great consultants

Written by Lyle Charles Consultants can benefit a project by providing knowledge, experience and a professional network that a project may not possess. However, the best consultants are those that easily become part of the project and its employees. Here are some tips to look for in a great consultant. Flexibility – Consultants need to be able to adapt easily to new projects, work cultures and colleagues. Therefore, when hiring keep an eye out for good communication skills and other soft skills that are similar to what you look for when hiring your employees. Disciplined – Consultants should be problem solvers, that meet strict deadlines. It is best to look for a consultant who clearly highlights how they intend to manage your projects and how this process...

Construction deadlines and delays

Construction deadlines and delays

Written by Lyle Charles Most construction contracts will have terms that include deadlines and delays. However, the most important deadline is the substantial completion deadline. This deadline, when reached, gives the owner the right to rent, sell, work or live at the construction site/project. This deadline is also important as it is linked to satisfying obligations to third parties, such as local government requirements for completion by a specified date. Here are some tips that will help construction companies improve their construction claims management processes and meet this deadline. Identifying the deadline – You should make a note of the deadline, either from the start of the project or from the start of completion of a specific event. If you use the...

Hiring a construction turnaround specialist

Hiring a construction turnaround specialist

Written by Lyle Charles If your company is faced with extreme challenges and the management feels that the company needs outside assistance to get back on track, it is a good idea to consider reaching out to a company offers construction and turnaround services. Construction specialist will assist a company in many areas of construction including construction claims management, setting industry-specific construction standards and assisting in mediation and disputes. In some cases, consultants are experienced enough to replace the current CEO to help a company get reorganized. Company’s who enlist such services will benefit from objectivity that a specialist brings. Here are a few areas to consider when looking at selecting a potential turnaround specialist; The...

Preparing for Anything: Tips to Help Plan Commercial Construction Projects

Commercial construction projects are often a lot more complex than residential ones and are thus more likely to run into problems. However, there are ways to increase the chances that your construction project will be fully completed without any disputes or other issues. Lyle Charles Consulting provides various services to the parties involved in commercial projects, and these are some of the techniques they use to overcome common challenges in the construction industry. One example is interim short term management services, which allows a company to have a specialized management team in place in as little as a few days. Interim managers can provide the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to help a project move in the right direction and solve issues common...

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