This type of funding is rejected, after an advance investigation and is discovered to have significant difficulties for the project to be carried out. 3.1.3. Construction Management Construction management is where works are constructed by a number of trade contractors who are contracted to the client but managed by a construction manager who is appointed early as an agent for the client in administrating and coordinating the works contracts. Construction management was chosen due to the following reasons (Auditor General, 2004): - Commencing construction work before all detailed design is settled which saves time - Early involvement of the contractor with the design team allow contribution to buildability of construction. - Client control the design process to reduce chances of risk taking place since they would have to bear risk associated with work contract.
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
Project management is a specialty of general management. There are two traditional definitions of management. The function definition says that management covers the planning, organization, personnel, management and controlling. Another common definition states that the administration is always done by working people. Modern project management always involves working with people performed, unlike traditional hierarchical approaches.
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.
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.
Project managers are crucial employees in every industry and all types of companies, globally. Project Management itself is quickly becoming one of the most important components within a company. The number of Project Managers has risen as companies have realised the important benefits they bring to the business. As a project manager you plan and organise decisions throughout the project. Project management is valuable to companies, statistics show without a project management, the chances of failure is higher and sometimes the more money is spent on re-doing the project.
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.
The contractor’s awareness of current market conditions and delivery times can ensure that a contract runs smoothly, economically and expeditiously. Advantages and disadvantages of design and construct procurement The main advantages of using a design and construct approach to procurement are: • client has to deal with one firm and reduces the need to commit resources and time to contracting designers and contractors separately; • price certainty is obtained before construction commences as client’s requirements are specified and changes are not introduced; • use of a guaranteed maximum price with a savings option split can stimulate innovation and reduce time and cost; • overlap of design and construction activities can reduce project time; and • improved constructability due to contractor’s input into the design. The main disadvantages of using a design and construct approach to procurement are: • difficulties can be experienced by clients in preparing an adequate and sufficiently comprehensive brief; • client changes to project scope can be