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Think You've Got Problems? Falcons’ Stadium Costs Soar With Over $200 Million In Construction Change Orders

No sooner than Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United of MLS, announced his plans in 2013 to build a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, Atlanta sports fans found themselves abuzz with anticipation and excitement. Not only did the new stadium (now known as Mercedes-Benz Stadium thanks to a lucrative sponsorship deal) promise to be a state-of-the-art facility that would be the envy of teams from around the world, but there was also the added bonus of the bulk of the stadium’s costs being covered by private funding.

3 Things Construction Project Managers Should Prioritize, According to President Eisenhower


Known mainly for his military and political achievements, President Dwight D. Eisenhower found success following a principle he shared often, “[w]hat is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” For our purposes, urgent means something that requires immediate attention, and important means something that contributes to long-term missions and goals.

In the context of construction project management, the important/urgent principle suggests that project managers should ensure they are prioritizing the important tasks that might not have immediate deadlines. Here are three tasks that we think are highly important for construction projects that may not set off any of your urgent alarms.

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