Month: January 2017

Time Management Tips for Project Managers

project management
project management

 

Alex Getelman is the founder of Milestone Building Ventures, a project management and consulting firm for notable real estate and construction companies in and around New York City. As a project manager and consultant, Alex Getelman needs to manage his time effectively. These useful tips will show you how to do the same.

1. Learn about the tools and software that can make you more effective in your role. The right tools can make you more efficient and allow you to use valuable time elsewhere.

2. Have a defined plan in place, with overall goals and milestones included. This will save time that would have been needed for explanations of project goals further down the line.

3. Communicate with your project personnel regularly. Get to know what drives them and what they bring to the table. This will help in assigning tasks.

4. Be wary of holding regular meetings. Any meetings you hold should have defined agendas.

5. Create a to-do list every day that covers all of the tasks you personally need to complete. A list will help you stay on track with the project and highlight the tasks that need to be given priority.

The AHRC New York City Foundation

AHRC NYC Foundation pic
AHRC NYC Foundation
Image: ahrcnyc.org

 

Alex Getelman is the founder of Milestone Building Ventures, a New York-based project management and consulting firm. Alongside his work in the construction industry, Alex Getelman supports a wide array of local charities, including the AHRC New York City Foundation.

This foundation provides financial support to programs that serve people with developmental disabilities. The foundation is the primary source of funding for AHRC New York City (AHRC NYC), which operates a wide variety of programs for children and adults.

Work-readiness campaigns are an integral part of the effort of AHRC NYC. The organization operates multiple employment training programs as well as a school-to-work program for graduating students.

The school-to-work program, offered in partnership with the Department of Education, helps graduating high school students in special education classes make the transition into the workforce. Participating students can choose from job training, internship programs, or direct job placements and receive support from the AHRC NYC staff.

World Trade Center Transportation Hub Project Completed

 

World Trade Center Transportation Hub  pic
World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Image: ny.curbed.com

As head of Milestone Building Ventures, Alex Getelman guides complex New York construction projects that involve working closely with contractors, engineers, architects, and investment partners. Alex Getelman keeps a close watch on the real estate and construction markets, as well as high-profile projects in his industry.

One of the most prominent recent New York building projects involved the creation of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub at the site of the 9/11 attacks. A centerpiece of the 16-acre redevelopment zone, the transportation hub services approximately a quarter of a million commuters daily and includes retail space spanning 400,000 square feet. In addition, it offers internal pathways that link to the site’s office tower.

The large-scale project centers on the Oculus, a transit hall that has a design configuration evocative of a dove taking flight. Large quantities of glass and steel were used in constructing a wing-shaped shell that provides abundant interior light. A pair of large-capacity tower cranes were employed in hoisting steel pieces, which weighed up to 80 tons, as high as 185 feet.

The award-winning project was completed without serious incident through coordination with the New York City Fire Department, which undertook inspections on a weekly basis.