Advantage of Construction Management

Take Advantage of Construction Management

Construction firms plan out projects according to the needs of their clients, and they meet with their clients to get all the details about the project. When starting a project, the firms will need key workers to help them plan it out, hire the right staff, and keep the project on schedule. 

Management services could help them assign the correct roles to the workers and get a crew that stays on track. With many projects, it is vital for companies to create steps for completing tasks and mitigating issues to keep the project moving toward completion.  With the right construction management services, the firms learn when to make changes to control costs and complete the project on time. 

Planning the Project

The first step of any construction project is to create a plan from start to finish and have the project manager set up milestones for each phase of the project. The plan will show how much the project will cost the client and any probabilities that could emerge when constructing the project.

The plan outlines what workers the company needs for the project and the role of each individual involved. With construction management, the construction firm can conduct assessments to find out if the project is feasible and worth the client’s time. 

Controlling the Schedule

By having a construction manager means better control over the construction schedule. A major problem with construction projects is the weather, and it could change at any time and cause delays in progress. The project manager must schedule the project according to the local weather and avoid days when the building materials could become damaged because of heavy downpours or sudden changes in the temperature. They must maintain the schedule and keep the crew updated about changes so the project is finished on schedule.

Reviewing the Constructability of the Project

A licensed contractor and architects will review the constructability of the project, and the client will receive a report after the professionals complete their assessments. The contractor and architects will review the project site and determine if there are signs of soil erosion or landslides. These conditions could affect the constructability of the project. 

Engineers will review the project and determine if it is possible to erect the building in the desired location. Any issues that could cause the building to become unstable could present the company with property damage later so it is important to complete a thorough review of the site.

Controlling the Cost of the Project

By controlling the cost of the project, the company won’t have to worry about asking the client for more money. If a client sets budget parameters, it is the responsibility of the construction managers to maintain that budget. Project managers assess the cost of the project after each phase and determine if they must make changes to lower the expenses and prevent the project from exceeding the client’s budget. 

About J.M. Thompson:

A family-owned and operated company, J.M. Thompson brings together vast construction knowledge and a range of construction management experience.  The team consists of experienced professionals in the industry who are familiar with the construction management at risk delivery method.