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What Project Managers Need to Know about Working on Large Construction Projects

Theoretically, managing large construction projects should be similar to managing small ones. But I've been part of projects worth more than US$500 million and involving more than 50 subcontractors and 10,000 workers. I've discovered that big projects usually involve unique challenges and obstacles that require different solutions than smaller projects. Here are three ways project managers need to adapt to large projects: Allocate better, communicate more effectively, and rethink safety.
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