Project Managers Need to Control the Schedule of Activities of a Work to Avoid Delays

São Paulo, Sept. 20, 2016 — Even before the tight deadlines and making decisions that require urgency, project managers need to invest time in developing and schedule control of a work activity, whether for alignment with what is being done or to mitigate delays. To discuss best practices in management of delays, FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global consulting business dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their values, attended the 6th International Biennial Conference of the Construction Law Society in São Paulo.

Organized by SCL, the Society of Construction Law, and recognized as one of the most important global infrastructure sector conferences, the event was at Hotel Unique, on 13-15 September. On that occasion, Simon E. Braithwaite, Senior Director of FTI Consulting, based in New York, United States, spoke about “Hot tubbing session with panel experts: Best practices for delay and quantum analysis, addressing the best practices” for dealing with delays in construction and how to perform quantum analysis.

“When disagreements within beginning to show the first signs, we need skilled professionals to be able to diagnose the problem,” explained Sandro Cunha, Managing Director of FTI Consulting, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The experts at FTI Consulting have the necessary knowledge, both regulatory and technical, and are oriented to reverse situations and anticipate crises related to delays in projects.”

For the first time in Latin America, the conference brought together geologists, engineers, architects, economists, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, judges and experts from more than 30 countries. The event also discussed other issues of great importance to the construction market and the adoption of Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) in Europe and Brazil, the best practices in project finance, PPPs and concessions, and transparency in the procurement of public infrastructure projects.

To avoid delays, you must anticipate hiring with suppliers and keep a tight control on all construction stages. Despite the little room there is to solve the problems with delays after they occur, professionals need to work through the process and be aware to any change in the schedule.

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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