Built Environment Curricula Solutions
Enabling Student Success in Higher Education
A note from the editor:
Thank you for visiting Plumtruss.com. These are the first of what will be monthly articles on topics for educators, students, and construction professionals. The intent of these articles is to foster dialogue. We invite you to read them, concur with them, disagree with them, or provide comments about them. Let us know what you think. If you would like to know more about a different topic, let us know, we can write about it. If you have something to say about a particular topic, let us know, we can publish what you say. We hope to hear from you. We hope you enjoy the dialogue.
− Greg Starzyk
It used to be that architects were “master builders.” That was back when buildings were built of stone masonry by stone masons and the architect told the stone mason where to set the stones. Those days are long gone. Today, buildings are complex undertakings of owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, subconsultants, specialty subcontractors and fabricators [...]
I often hear this advice given to the novice builder. “Just read your contract,” goes the advice. Don’t get me wrong, no builder should build without first reading the contract. But that doesn’t make it good advice. “Just read your contract,” is poor advice. Let me explain. Read a specification for a thing and whatever [...]
Jobsite logistics, resource loading, critical path scheduling, building information modeling. These are some of the technical studies of construction management students and the practices of construction management professionals. But a construction project is more complex than its technical issues. Thousands of people from hundreds of different companies might come together for a single project. [...]