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...

Patio Furniture buying guide

Patio Furniture buying guide

Written by Wicker Paradise Furniture that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye will make a big difference to your patio space. With so many designs and materials to choose from, here is a guide to some of the most common patio furniture available. Wood furniture – Wood is a classic choice as it is natural and durable in a patio setting. Ask your store for wood furniture built with zinc-plating or stainless steel screws, which will help to hold the furniture in place for longer. Metal furniture – Metal is one of the number one choices for patio furniture because it is durable and versatile. Consider adding patio furniture replacement cushions to add comfort and color to your space. Wicker Furniture – Wicker comes in all weather wicker and regular for...

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...

How to Efficiently Handle a Sudden Departure in Your Construction Project

What if your construction company had a sudden crisis, such as a key manager leaving suddenly, a death or injury, or other sudden changes that negatively affected your project plans? Interim short term management services for construction projects have been utilized for decades for just these types of situations. Its major benefit is that you can have experienced construction managers brought in during these emergency situations, all within just days if necessary. The company can promptly hire the appropriate specialist that is needed for the specific problems that are being encountered. If you went the hiring route, it could take months to find the right person and your project could be stalled or suffer tremendously. And, according to Lyle Charles, new hires may...

Modern Safe Innovations

Modern Safe Innovations

Buying a safe is not the simple matter it may seem at first. Most people want high security safes, whether their concerns are with foiling burglars or protecting valuables from fire or water. Safes today afford many options not previously available. The safe you buy now may no longer rely on a lock and key or a combination involving turning a dial, although many people still feel that these are the most reliable and best methods of access. With the more modern digital electronic keypad you need never remember a combination. You can have easy access to your valuables and it is a simple matter to change the combination if you think it has been compromised. Perhaps the newest innovation is the biometric fingerprint reader. This locking system requires no combination...

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