Project Controls International

FPSO and Topsides

West African Costs

Basis of Estimate

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         Project Knowledge = Success


Que$tor Estimates

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- Construction Unit Costs

- FPSO and Topside Costs

- Offshore Fabrication Costs

- Welding Consumables


B.Dev./ Contracts

- Contracts: Quantum Meruit

- Guide to Business Acquisition

- Proposal Development

- Relationship Building

- Video: LATTE (Starbucks)

Mind Maps

- Estimating

- Planning

- Schedule Development

- Schedule Maintenance

- Risk Management



- Constructability

- Document Management

- Estimating Process

- Project Claims and COs

- Project Controls

- Project Execution Plan

- Project Execution Strategy

- Contract Synopsis


- Basis of Schedule

- Number of Schedule Activities

- MS Project vs. Primavera P6

- Planning and Scheduling

- Schedule Extension of  Time

- Typical Primavera P6 Settings

- Updating a P6 Schedule

- Video: Liquidated Damages

- Why Your Project will be Late



- Construction Estimating

- Estimating Course

- Planning and Scheduling

White Papers

- Basis of Estimate

- Communicating Effectively

- Construction Escalation

- Earned Value Management

- Estimating Productivity

- Evaluating Change Orders

- International Multipliers

- Nigerian Content Development

- Project Execution Plan

- Project Risk Contingency

- Project Variables

- Que$tor Estimates

- Risk Analysis Spreadsheet

- Risk Breakdown Structure

- Risk Management

- Spreadsheets vs Databases

- Starting the Project

- Why Project Controls

- Work Breakdown Structure

Interesting Stuff

- Programmable Robot

- Pipe Dimensions and Weights

- Concurrent Database

- LibreOffice Base vs. MS Access

- SharePoint Database

- SAP vs Oracle ERP

- Free Unit Converter

- Motivational Food for Thought

- Passionate about Meetings?

- Video: Project Controls



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The Function of Project Controls


Project Controls contributions and responsibilities during project execution are described in the following sections which provide an overview of cost, estimating and schedule functions, and their role in the project risk management and the progress and performance measurement processes.


Figure 1.(top). The three main pillars of Project Controls: Cost, Schedule and Quality. Any successful project will as a minimum meet planned costs, schedule and quality requirements.





1. Overview and Function of Project Controls

1.1. Organizing and Defining

1.2. Planning and Budgeting

1.3. Monitoring Execution Status, Performance Measurement and Reporting

1.4. Analysis, Trending and Forecasting

1.5. Change Management

1.6. Systems

1.7. Project Controls Team


2. Project Cost Control

2.1. Cost Baselines

2.2. Cost Control

2.3. Change Management

2.4. Project Team Roles


3. Project Planning and Schedule Control

3.1. Implementation Plan

3.2. Starter Schedule

3.3. Schedule Baselines

3.4. Executive Summary Schedule

3.5. Detailed Schedules

3.6. Schedule Control

3.7. Scheduling Change Management

3.8. Project Team Roles


4. Risk/ Contingency Management

4.1. Contingency Management

4.2. Project Team Roles


5. Project Performance Measurement

5.1. Performance Measurements Methods

5.2. Performance Measures

5.3. Project Team Roles



Project Controls Procedure


The importance of good communication. Or telepathy as the alternate!

Selected Articles

An “armchair scheduler” or frontline messenger?

Why Project Controls
P6 vs. MS Project

The two contenders. But which one is better?

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Love them or hate them. How to conduct successful productive meetings.

Funny, but true. Video on the functions of Project Controls.


Settings do matter: pick the wrong settings and your schedule’s output will be meaningless.

What the text books didn’t tell you
Primavera P6 Settings
Video - Project Controls

Selected Articles

Tips on Scheduling

50% Science, 50% Art, 100% Communication

Why Project Controls?