Resource Highlight: MCAA’s Project Forecasting

February 10, 2023

Mechanical industry project managers (PMs) are often confronted with aggressive schedules and incomplete construction documents. In this environment, managing a project to a profitable outcome is predominantly about controlling change and implementing resourceful and efficient strategies to minimize cost. MCAA’s Project Forecasting offers tips to help PMs accurately and regularly measure progress, leading to improved results. It’s just one of MCAA’s educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership.

The bulletin covers:

  • What forecasting is, and why it is so important
  • The structure of a good job cost or work breakdown
  • Cost categories
  • Cost codes
  • The elements of cost
  • Why it’s important to charge expenses where they were budgeted
  • Forecasting labor
  • Forecasting equipment and subcontract costs
  • Forecasting material costs
  • The role of the accounting group and systems in forecasting

For a full list of available Management Methods Bulletins, visit the Management Methods Bulletins page.

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