Construction Project Management from Garon

Construction Project management plays a key role in the success of Garon Building Services. During challenging times, an experienced, level headed team member who can manage the day to day project is a MUST and the past few weeks have certainly been testament to this. Norfolk has suffered as Storm Christoph brought some exceptionally wet weather to the region, we’ve had freezing frosts, snow and the Covid-19 pandemic seems set to be with us for the foreseeable future. The construction sector has been impacted nationally with delays in manufacturing of materials, restricted deliveries and potential staffing implications as businesses furlough employees and experience self-isolation through lockdown.

Garon Building services have embraced all of the above, pulling together and pushed hard to ensure that our latest project at Bradwell Doctors Surgery and Pharmacy is on track and that Phase One will be delivered ahead of time.

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager

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Reason for Utilising Construction Project Management

Effective construction project management has a number of great benefits. It increases the potential for successful project completion within timescales and ensuring that construction projects remain in budget. As with all Construction Businesses, we use qualified individuals who are understandably competent in their trades, but having a dedicated Construction Manager with valuable experience in solving problems, removes a lot of pressure. It ensures a smooth transition as trades overlap in addition to overseeing the planning, design and construction of projects. To look at things in a bit more depth, here are just a few reasons why you should consider choosing a Company like ourselves at Garon, who can assist with Construction Project Management.

1.Construction Project Management Budgets

Budget management is always going to play a huge part of any construction project whether it’s a single storey residential extension or a multi million pound office block. If you’re not doing an effective job then your overheads will absolutely spiral. Effective construction management includes planning in advance, by painstakingly document exactly what materials are required, break down how many staffing-hours are needed and include an all important contingency plan for the inevitable setbacks and unforeseen problems.

 

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2. Preventing Delays

A good Construction Manager has the foresight to not only control initial labour and material costs, but to ensure that those materials are sourced and delivered to enable trades to complete the project on time. Availability of materials cause price increases and delivery setbacks, that will have a huge domino effect on schedules, late handovers and more often than not, overrun penalties. Of course, all of this means lost profits and increased expenditure. This is particularly relevant to large-scale projects that have more potential for problems that could significantly delay  a A construction manager measures each design decision with careful analysis, calculating the impact that decision will make.

3. Accountability

This one is very simple. Construction Project Management is about accountability. Once in place, there is very little confusion about who takes important responsibility for decision making. The construction manager directs the focus of the overall project team so that all understand what they are supposed to be doing and why. The construction manager’s global view of the project enables agile management of evolving risks as they occur. The physically accountability doesn’t fall directly on the shoulders of the project manager, as individuals directly under the project manager must take accountability for their own work and roles. With construction project management, risk management is even more important than on other projects. There are issues with safety that are more dangerous than risks that can impact other types of projects. Therefore, spending time with the team gathering their input as well as researching other sources is key to a strong risk management plan. The sheer size of projects and the number of teams can make micromanaging everyone a waste of time. A successful project manager trusts workers have the skills to complete the project on time, and the workers need to have trust in their PM regarding the assignment and distribution of given tasks. Although it can feel difficult not to have 100% control over every construction activity, the project manager will ensure the project runs effectively and efficiently.

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4. Managing Relationships with Stakeholders

While internal communication between workers and the project manager is necessary, external communication with project stakeholders is an important element. Without those stakeholders,  there would be no Construction projects. Communicating the progress and health of the project with key and co-ordinating resources with external partners will help execute a project more efficiently. Other considerations include maintaining positive relationships with third-party sources, such as subcontractors, to ensure that they have the resources available to complete a project. You will notice that all of the points mentioned here overlap between the disciplines.

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5. Reducing Risks in Construction Project Management

Another main role of construction project managers is risk management. The role includes identifying and responding to potential issues throughout the span of the project. and to reduce any elements that negatively impact on project completion.  Risks can include unrealistic scheduling of work, commitments ineffective planning and design concepts and continuously changing regulatory requirements and legislation. Contingency plans ensure a proactive approach to risk management rather working reactively. A project manager who incorporates risk management in their overall plan is often more effective and should ideally, be able to deliver the final project within its set specifications.

Construction Project Manager

Good project manager are able to think laterally, outside of the box and ideally should have experienced working in the industry as well as having substantial personal skills and an academic overview of business. Construction project managers need to get the basics right. There is more than just heavy Plant  churning up a construction site. The whole team who working on any phase phases of a project requires solid leadership skills, motivational skills and communication to the benefit of the project’s goals. To find out more how Garon Building Services can manage and deliver every aspect of your project, why not speak with our team today on 07887 418443 or 07515 813610 0r email info@garon.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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