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and shared relationship links with the Master Construction Schedule. The complete project schedule featured more than 14,000 relation- ship-linked activities. By implementing project controls, any issues with schedule could be immediately addressed. When any slippage mitigations were needed, the project controls team worked with project management to dem- onstrate culpability, quantify the level of impact and propose mitiga- tions for recovery. An example of this was the evolving construction sequencing and extended review times with multiple agencies. Project management was able to show remaining float and quickly quantify workday delays to any critical tasks in the timeline. Project controls are essential to successful management of any project, no matter the scope or budget.

Without project controls, teams may not know they are underperform- ing until it is too late to recover. By keeping a close eye on key project deadlines and costs, as well as effectively disseminating this critical information and updates, project controls teams are positioning D-B projects for success. JEFF CLEVENGER, P.E., National Practice Lead - Design Build at Michael Baker International JEFF HEATH THERRIEN, P.E., PMP, National Project Controls Manager at Michael Baker International MICHELLE HOYSICK, P.E., National Design-Build Engineer at Michael Baker International JOE GONZALEZ, Project Controls Manager at Michael Baker International

Industry Experts Explore BIM Implementation Throughout the Lifecycle of a Building, A Five-Part Series Coming in the August Issue:

These concepts are explored in the following five installments: 1. Beyond Level of Detail into AM/FM - August 2. Modular Data Analytics and Reporting in Facility Management - September 3. Scoring System for Facility Health Assessment - October

George Broadbent Vice President of Asset Management, Microdesk Dr. Xifan (Jeff) Chen EAM Assistant Director, Microdesk Dr. Eve Lin EAM Strategy Consultant and Sustainability Lead, Microdesk Kai Yin Owner and Co-founder, ZhiuTech

4. Sustainability in Facility Management - November 5. The Center-Hub of Data Integration - December


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