Who Will Guide You Through A Construction Process

  The Construction process is perhaps like no other we are likely to encounter. It is lengthy, complex, and fragmented. There is confusion as to whom an Owner should approach, to guide them on their journey. If you would like to learn more about taking the necessary steps implementing preventative strategies, contact Andy Gordon at www.gggi.ca

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Is Prevention More Effective Than Cure?

I’m sure we can all relate to the shock of going to the Dentist for a check-up, only to be told that we require an amalgam filling, or a tooth extraction. Nobody looks forward to a potentially painful, and expensive visit. Yet how many of us spend a few minutes each day undertaking basic dental […]

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What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You

Why is it that we refuse to ask for directions when we are lost, or uncertain as to the direction we should take? I would advocate that we are all guilty from time to time of not seeking assistance, to our own detriment. Not recognising the value of seeking assistance to influence the outcome at the […]

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Why An Owners Representative Is Key To Your Success

In todays work environment Owners face an ever increasing list of competing challenges that they must manage with the limited resources available to them. Seeking best value An Owner may identify that they do not possess the necessary skill sets, or their resources would be better deployed undertaking competing objectives. Managing a construction project is […]

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Advice Worth Paying For

Why should I pay for advice? In response to the ever-changing work environment an Owner may develop objectives that require they undertake a construction project. In such an undertaking the Owner is ultimately responsible for managing a fragmented, and dynamic construction process consisting of numerous entities, including: Financial Institutions; Planning and Design Consultants; Municipal, Provincial and […]

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Turning Failure into Success

Why do we instinctively avoid taking responsibility for failure, rather than reflecting upon our actions in an objective manner? It is all to commonplace within the Construction Industry to avoid taking responsibility for our actions. Conversely, success is openly acknowledged by all, even by those who may not have been directly associated with it. How often do we […]

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How to avoid the pitfalls in delivering a successful project?

A frequent question I am asked by clients is what are the key factors that contribute to a successful project? Analysis of successful projects reveals that they share a number of factors in common, including: Clear Project Vision and Objectives. Strong Project Sponsorship and Governance. Active Stakeholder Involvement. Clear Definition of Roles and Responsibilities. Qualified […]

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Top 4 questions people fail to ask & the price they pay

I was introduced to a very capable business associate last year. The stress and anxiety this person was experiencing, and its impact upon both their business, and more importantly personal life was clearly evident. “I’ve been put in charge to manage the development of our new corporate office and its not going well. We’re behind schedule, over budget, […]

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Liuna – More than Bricks and Mortar

GGGI, Project Manager responsible for the expansion of the LiUNA Local 506 construction trade training centre attended the official ground breaking ceremony. The event attended by both federal, provincial politicians and construction industry dignitaries celebrated LiUNA Local 506 significant investment to celebrate increase its current training centre from 1,242sqm to 5,697sm. The new training centre, […]

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Innisfil Public Library, Lakeshore Branch

GGGI responded to Innisfil’s request to provide Project Management Services to extend, and renovate the Town’s library facility. Already under design. GGGI identified significant financial issues that if not acted upon would negatively impact the Project budget. Working with the Project Team GGGI took charge of the redesign of the proposed facility, averting Project cost […]

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