Several benefits are obtained through the use of planning process in the construction sector. It helps in the cost minimization through the optimum utilization of the resources available in the planning of the project (Ellingerová, 2011). With choice over technology, estimation of resources and scheduling of time helps in the reduction of costs. There are also several risks that are reduced by the use of planning on the construction. With effective planning, irrational approaches are minimized along with duplication of works and conflict between the departments.
The project should be functionally practical and financially attainable. Not only this but a numerous construction, legal and environmental aspects need to be given a thought in the project. The responsibilities of a construction manager include specifying project objectives and plans including outlining of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants; maximizing the resource efficiency through procurement of labor, materials and equipment; implementing various operations through proper coordination and control of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction in the entire process and developing effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts. A post graduate degree in Construction Management would guide me in the right direction in understanding these aspects and fulfilling my professional and personal
The construction industry has been heavily criticized for its failure due to cost over runs, delay and unfulfilled project objectives. Therefore, it is important to study about factors that resulted in success or failure of a project and apply project management techniques to
PROBLEM STATEMENT The main theme of this research is to identify the problems for the construction companies to implement quality management process according to the standard and the impact it has on the construction project. The precise implementation of any standard in construction is very hard to achieve but attempt needs to be made for closest call. This research is focused on investigation of how quality management is being practiced. This spring the process charted by the construction companies and the comparative study of this process, with standard, provides the difference in the work methodology, for further analysis. The study is based on different aspects of the process being carried out; first being the early work on quality management plan and second being the
Our company would often suffer losses due to poor management practices. The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering has provided me with ample technical skills in construction particularly in the areas of structural designing, fluid mechanics, surveying, construction techniques, construction materials and machines, which might help me troubleshoot the technical errors that arise on site. However, the issues involved in the management of Man, Machine, Money and Material, can be overcome effectively only with a thorough knowledge of management concepts. In my 6th semester, I was introduced to project management through the course “Project Management & Engineering Economics”, which convinced me about the necessity to study this field in depth before starting a career in construction
Construction project involved many parties and construction participants. Thus, there should be much work to be done along the process to complete the construction project. Currently almost all of construction inspection activities are done using paper-based blueprints. Issues on the manual current practice of site inspection are expensive, slow and high probabilities of error. In addition, the delivery of information to the sub-contractor also has done using paper-based blueprints and hard-copied reports.
Integration of design and construction skills • Full control over design including incorporation of design by specialist contractors • Early appointment of construction advisers and specialist trade contractors • Ability of client to influence the selection of trade contractors. • One-to-one contractual relationships • Management focus on programme, sequencing and buildability • Client ownership of tendering and contractual arrangements • Opportunity to package the work to suit the capability of the trade contractors and to manage on-site
When I started to figure out how construction field works in reality and how to overcome these deterrents, I found an adept management skills makes all the difference. Construction management acts as a bridge between creativity and reality. If we build that bridge stronger it will back us, our entire life connecting our stellar ideas with the real life situations. Especially for an architect, getting hands on in construction management is always an added value. Furthermore in a country like India were construction industry is stimulated by advanced technology and innovations, having an interdisciplinary background adds extra feather to the
NTRODUCTION Project management in construction has been practiced for thousands of years, it emerged during the growing complexity of commerce and industries on large defense projects and during this time, technology advancement shortened the project schedule. however, it has been about half a century ago that organizations started with the use of systematic project management tools and techniques to complex construction projects. During the world war II there was virtually no construction which took place in some parts of the world, however in the mid 1950’s larger construction projects were planned and made with the inclusion of very big hospitals, large schools and university buildings and other major public projects with others of all sorts.
These include work breakdown structures, client information sheets and project plans, among others. As the most important factor in achieving success, the early developments of strategies, philosophies and methodologies of project implementation have been stressed by (Kumar). It is possible to tailor strategies and methodologies which are specific to a certain situation by gathering sufficient site information and being aware of project considerations and constraints. Such well-defined strategies will assist in providing a agreeable and successful implementation of a project.