3 Essentials of Construction Project Management

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Construction project management is an essential aspect of any construction process. Without proper management, projects will quickly become needlessly expensive, disorganized, and possibly even unsafe. However, the presence of a professional construction project manager can both subvert these issues and provide a long list of benefits.

However, if you’re not already in the industry, it can be unclear what a project manager does to keep everything on track. That’s why we’re taking today’s blog post to discuss the essential benefits of construction project management, and how teams like ours at Wharry can benefit your project.

1. Expense Tracking

Expenses, if not watched closely, can quickly get out of hand on any project.  Where even humble projects can quickly go over budget, more complex projects will almost inevitably get out of hand without proper oversight. However, good construction project management will be able to reduce these costs and save you additional money through:

  • Pre-Construction Insight
  • Negotiating Better Rates with Other Companies
  • Managing Time/Work Hours
  • Offering Insight on Construction Market Demands

All of these benefits (and others we didn’t mention) mean that you should almost always save more on construction project management than you spend.

 2. Project Scheduling

If you want your project completed in a timely manner, then you need to consider investing in quality construction project management. An effective project manager will be able to oversee elements of scheduling such as logistics, deadlines, and progress updates that can make or break your construction process. It’s critical that each of these aspects are closely observed, since they’ll heavily impact the delivery of your materials, the effectiveness of your workforce, and the overall route you take to success.

Construction project management is essential to the oversight and success of the 5 stages of construction projects:

  1. Planning & Development
  2. Design
  3. Preconstruction
  4. Procurement
  5. Construction

Though each of these stages come with their own trials and tribulations, an effective construction project manager should make every step significantly smoother.

3. Risk Management

Here’s a question: what do you do when your workers are constructing, and it begins to rain?

Effective construction project management means having an answer prepared along with some follow-up questions, such as:

  • How much rain is expected?
  • What’s the wind and temperature like?
  • Are there signs of lightning?

Questions such as these are imperative to weighing risk factors for the management of your budget and the safety of your workers.

Risk management, however, is one of those trades that can’t just be studied—it needs to be practiced in order to become proficient. That’s why you should always hire a construction project manager with years of both academic and applied experience. Here at Wharry Engineering, our professionals have extensive CVs of formal education and years in the field. For more information, click here to view our team’s qualifications or contact us today to get the quality construction project management you deserve.

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