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Best CM Practices for Risk Mitigation Management: Part 3

The predominant mistake in the approach of many CMs managers is avoidance, which is exemplified by a reluctance to enforce protocols dictated by the general conditions, and an aversion to document the contractor’s failures to comply with contract requirements. We have found that not only does this style of management impede the owner’s ability to defend claims, but we have also discovered that projects managed under these flawed approaches are more prone to quality problems, schedule delays, and distrust and acrimony among team members.

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Best CM Practices for Risk Mitigation Management: Part 2

In a troubled project, each party prepares its own list of grievances and perceived cost impacts without sharing it. Each holds the expectation that it is entitled to credit/reimbursement. This festers into resentment, lack of cooperation, and even animosity. How does an owner build back the trust between the players and convince the contractor to come to the table to continue seeking solutions to the project’s troubles?

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AnShare Wins SPMP Merit Award 2020

Anser was recently been awarded the “Merit Award” in the 43rd Annual SMPS Marketing Communications Award for its internal website, AnShare. It was developed to provide a comprehensive resource and outlet for Anser’s employees, enabling cross-organization communication, collaboration, connections, and sharing of ideas, information, and culture.

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Best CM Practices for Risk Mitigation Management: Part 1

In this eight-part series, we will outline turn-around strategies for high-risk construction projects. Not only are such basic tenants and protocols of Anser’s Risk Mitigation Management practice recommended for troubled projects, but we also regularly incorporate many of these principles into our sales and delivery of our assignments as a third-party, construction manager (CM).

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A Message on Diversity from CEO Bryan Carruthers

A message from Bryan Carruthers, CEO: “At Anser, we embrace diversity and seek to lead through conscious inclusion. We stand with our black colleagues, industry partners and members of our communities and we denounce racism in any form. We also stand ready to help our communities that have been impacted by the vandalism, rioting and violence which has distracted from the peaceful demonstrations and protests.

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Mitigation Obligation to Reduce COVID-19 Damages in Construction

The world finds itself in the middle of a global health emergency, not one created on a production stage but a real-life pandemic with a high risk of spread and impact as declared by the World Health Organization. The construction industry is experiencing exorbitant disruptions in project activities due to COVID-19 that have substantial effects on schedule due to supply delays, labor shortages, and social-distancing constraints.

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