Category: Management Methods Bulletins

Career Development Initiative Podcast

In the Management Methods Committee’s latest podcast, Host Bob Lindbloom talks with MCAA’s Director, Career Development Harlee Gallo Mooney about our industry-leading career development program. This special pop-up edition of the podcast is available exclusively via the iTunes or Google Play stores. Have questions or need support? Contact us.

Scheduling Best Practices

This bulletin looks at how contractors can adapt and improve skill and competency at scheduling, which is necessary to deliver the value that customers expect on time. Prefer to listen? Check out the podcast!

Developing Improved Labor-Management Relations Podcast

Host Bob Lindbloom and co-host Brodie Arndt discuss various collective bargaining approaches with C. Richard Barnes, an internationally recognized mediator, facilitator, skills trainer and speaker specializing in dispute resolution, workforce training, and leadership coaching. This podcast complements the Management Methods Bulletin on the same topic. Play the podcast directly from the WebBook, or listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

Value Engineering

This bulletin explains the Value Engineering approach to optimizing value for each dollar spent.

Retention of Professional Staff

This bulletin outlines specific strategies that contractors can implement to increase their ability to retain employees as well as metrics that can be used to measure the effectiveness of these initiatives.

Credit Card Payments

This bulletin reviews the advantages and disadvantages of making payments via credit card.

Unit Pricing

This bulletin provides an overview of the “Unit Price” basis for pricing changes. It also highlights the pitfalls a contractor can expect in the implementation of a unit price change or contract.

Business and Politics

This bulletin provides advice, tools and information about the federal legislative process to help you be effective in presenting and discussing industry issues with your House and Senate representatives.

Doing Business with a Customer in Bankruptcy

This bulletin can help you avoid legal and other pitfalls that may affect your business relationship with a customer that has or may file for bankruptcy. It covers bankruptcy basics—both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11—how claims are managed under each type of bankruptcy, court actions, debtor obligations, special protections available on construction projects should a general contractor or owner file for bankruptcy during a project and issues that could arise when a debtor obtains post-petition financing from lenders.

Understanding and Managing Risks Associated with Consequential Damages

This bulletin helps contractors avoid or manage the risks that arise when an unexpected disruption in a project results in a substantial financial impact, such as lost profits, lost rents, damage to reputation, down or idle time, and much more.

It includes examples of waivers, negotiating strategies and guidance to contractors when entering into a contractual negotiation.