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Contracts Manager, 3 Oaks
MS Project Course – “I did a Ms Projects scheduling course with Varsity College some years back and it was informative and a good course and it did open up mpp to me. But this course really gave me a better sense and use of the software to add value to my clients as well as my site management in the way of controlling cost in real time. I found that now I can really put control of all aspects such as the resources, cost control, risk identification and scheduling of works in one place and then only expand on that“
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“Knowledge like this is rarely shared in our industry as there is always competition amongst
peers. So the sharing of this valuable knowledge is what I appreciated most about the MS Project course“
Project Manager, BR Project Management
MS Project Course – “The fact that you can complete it on your own time, giving you the time to first use the program and implement what you learned before continuing. Also the fact that the presenter lets you complete the program along with him and so seeing what your mistakes are“
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Some free resources and reading:
7 minute read - by Kobus le RouxJBCC questions and answers for COVID-19In this article we look at some of the most pressing JBCC COVID-19 related questions we dealt with during this time and hope to impress some of our views on the matter, for our readers....
5 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan the principal agent accelerate the work under the JBCC Contract?Acceleration is one of those sticky concepts in the building industry and especially within the JBCC contract. Contractors, employers, and agents habitually find...
6 minute read - by Kobus le RouxHow to ensure MS Project is a great tool for your construction business."Chaos is a friend of mine"- Bob Dylan If I walk onto your project right now, would you have this level of control? For some contractors, chaos is the only way...
4 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan a contractor deduct contra-charges from a Subcontractor?A story that many N/S Subcontractors of the JBCC contract know very well (particularly the plumbers). The last tube of silicone is neatly wiped. The WC’s are flushed. The...
Video article - by Kobus le Roux Ever wondered what is the advantage of cost loading your schedule in Microsoft Project? Did you know you can also cost load from a BOQ in MSP? Below is a good explanation of why I like to cost load schedules and why you may want to...
10 minute read - by Kobus le RouxClaiming for late information on the JBCC ContractUnder a JBCC contract, a contractor plans to finish a portion of formwork by day 20 of his programme. Then, the plan is to start placing the reinforcing steel on day 21. The...
8 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan a contractor hold a principal agent or other agents personally liable for damages? What happens when a principal agent discharges his/her duties in a manner which clearly demonstrate incompetence and lack of skill? Or worse,...
3 minute read - by Kobus le Roux JBCC contract - Can the principal agent issue instructions directly to a sub-contractor? This is a question that often comes up in discussions on the JBCC N/S Subcontract Agreement. An agent, be it an electrical or mechanical...
2 minute read - by Kobus le RouxCan the principal agent reduce the construction period when work is omitted or reduced under the JBCC?It always seems logical that there should be a corresponding right to reduce time where work is omitted. It seems to make sense...
JBCC rescue – What happens when work is omitted and the actual work is less than what you tendered for?
8 minute read - by Kobus le RouxWhat happens in JBCC when work is omitted and becomes much less than what you've tendered for? At tender stage your Bill of Quantities (BOQ) contains 100,000m3 of excavation. A substantial amount by any measure. As a result, you...