New York Airports: From Disgrace to World Class

La Guardia was often described as one of the worst airports.

Today, it is one of the best airport buildings in the world. After decades of neglect and underinvestment, La Guardia, JFK, and Newark airports are being transformed into world class facilities. It is about time! Incoming tourists’ first impression of New York City was extremely unfavorable and embarrassing to its residents. The challenges involved in the renovations are substantial, but the Port Authority’s determination and efforts to recast New York […]

Prefab Is Fab

Prefabricated building modules are trending.

Supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages can wreak havoc on construction projects as their compounded effects lengthen lead times and increase costs. Fortunately, these challenges can make businesses more creative and resourceful. Modular construction with prefabricated units combines the benefits of standardization and flexibility to speed up construction and lower costs. It thus facilitates the successful execution of large projects in an era of uncertainty and inflation.


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Notre Dame’s Makeover Creates a Project Management Challenge

Reconstructing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after the devastating fire in 2019 is a major project and is igniting controversy around the world.

Global donations of $950 million dollars have poured in to fund the rebuild.  French President Emmanuel Macron’s initial plans to reconstruct the spire in a modern design were scrapped after meeting with much resistance.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church’s plans to redo the interior in what critics have deemed a “Disneyland” experience are still in the works.  Up to 12 […]

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Building Back Better in Joplin

Ten years ago, one of the worst tornadoes tore through Joplin, Missouri.

Although work remains to be done, the city’s rebuilding accomplishments are widely praised. A collection of essays provides useful and inspiring lessons on how the city reopened schools at the beginning of the school year, provided shelter, opened a clinic, and coordinated volunteers’ efforts. Today, these essays serve as project management templates to other communities devastated by natural disasters.


Video Spotlight: Rebuilding for Resilience: How the […]

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