Every construction project is founded on project management. The construction project manager possesses a wide range of skills and is responsible for navigating through every construction project in his/her efforts to create a fully functional relationship with the many construction teams involved. Since construction projects often involve many changes and alterations, effective construction project management is key to the overall stability and success of the construction process.
THE MEANING OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (CPM)
Construction project management could be defined as the prime supervision of a construction project from the preliminary planning stages right on out to its completion. The primary goal is to meet the requirements and demands of the client in terms of budget, timelines and functionality whether a residential, commercial or industrial project. Here at Construct-All USA we take tremendous pride in our award-winning team of professionals who are dedicated to performing the highest quality construction projects by meeting the demands of our clients, adhering to their budgets, and sticking to the timelines all of which are streamlined and accomplished by way of our effective construction project management.
THE OVERALL ROLE OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
The construction project manager is responsible for a number of project components, including, but not limited to planning, budgeting, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of the construction project from the start to the completion of the builds. Some of the important responsibilities and tasks of the construction project manager include:
- Once the design is completed, choosing the contractor for the project;
- Negotiating cost estimates and putting the budget in place;
- Setting timelines and schedules;
- Researching and choosing the most efficient and effective strategies and methods;
- Discussing all contract details with all active workers and clients;
- Keeping a close watch over all personnel, not only employees, who are on the work site;
- Ensuring that all personnel are apprised of technical and contract details throughout the project.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
There is a plethora of functions involved with contract management with some of the most important being:
- Specifying all project plans and goals, including scope, schedules, budgets, and selecting project crews;
- Ensuring adequate workforce and availability of necessary equipment;
- Coordinating and managing all contracts and subcontracts, plans, estimates, and designs throughout the entire construction process;
- Resolving conflicts or problems that arise by way of effective and timely communications.
THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS
The life cycle of the project typically involves the following 4 phases:
The Project Initiation Phase – Initiation occurs in the first phase of a construction project and includes determining the overall objective of the project and whether or not it is feasible. Often times, here at Construct-All USA we find it helpful and necessary to perform a feasibility study in our efforts to put a proper construction plan and timeline in place. Once we have completed this phase, we put the initiation phase document in place which ultimately provides all the groundwork for the upcoming construction project and plan. This is one of the most important components of contract project management.
The Planning Phase – The planning phase of the project involves ensuring that all work to be performed is appropriately defined and laid out. This continues onward throughout the entire construction project. During this phase it is critical to put plans in place for timelines, costs, and project resources resulting in the development of your project strategy and scope management. Additionally, during this phase it is important to engage in risk management wherein all potential risks or threats linked to the project are identified and resolved, a crucial component of contract project management.
The Execution Phase – During this phase the project manager ensures that all tasks are being performed according to timelines and specs and monitors all progress as well as any and all changes that are initiated which is essential to maintaining control of the entire project.
Completion or Closing Phase – The final stage of the construction project is that of its official completion. A full project report, including final budget is created, summarizing the phases and progress of the construction project, any problems or risks that were encountered, and an analysis of the overall scope of the work as well as conformance with timelines and budgets.
If you are planning a construction project and are in need of a top-rated contractor who specializes in effective contract project management, look no further than the professionals here at Construct-All USA. Here at Construct-All USA our clients are always our number one priority!