Major goals of any professional contractor are to construct the project on time and within the designed budget. In order to become an effective and productive construction contractor, you must understand the whole process of construction which includes not just building the project yet alone. But also some important elements like project management and effective scheduling of the whole process as well. Being a contractor you are ultimately responsible for the supervision of all the construction activities.
Steps for Successful Project Management
Establishing A Project Plan
This is the first step for successful construction project management which is establishing a project plan which is actionable too. Its planning should be like solving puzzles with all of the pieces must be in the right place and in the right order to complete the whole puzzle. The owner, engineer, architect and the contractor; they all must coordinate well with each other in developing plans and specification for the project. Each activity on the construction site is assigned to a particular team who will be responsible for its completion with quality control.
There is a unique process known as “identification process” which is quite critical for the contractor. There is a very high probability that all of the pieces of the puzzle may not be present at the time of planning. So, an extra effort is needed in order to establish the full scope of work which includes all of the construction tasks as well.
Developing A Project Schedule
A project development schedule can be as simple as a chart or as advance as a 3D computer model. The core aspect is that this project must be developed and utilized properly. For any successful construction project management, the scheduling is like a roadmap for all the involve parties which can review in order to determine the work flow and can manage their task in a much better way. This is quite helpful for all the parties to be informed about the whole ongoing procedure and which task is occurring with their work simultaneously.
Monitoring the Project Schedule
Monitoring the schedule of the whole project is important as it leads to successful conclusion. A schedule is planned before construction begins which is commonly known as “Baseline Schedule”. However, once the construction process begins, the project schedule becomes a proactive and dynamic toll which can be changed depending upon the progress of the whole project. The contractor is the real responsible for ensuring that everything is on schedule and also recording dates and duration simultaneously.
Managing Changing Events
During any construction project, changes occur simultaneously without any warning at all. Any changes that can affect the project schedule must be well documented. If any revision is being required then the construction schedule must be redesigned, republished, distributed and must be communicated with all the construction parties who are involved.
All of these steps ensure for a successful construction project management.