Managing a Construction Project

How to Manage a Construction Project

A construction project is generally carried out on a large scale, and hence it needs proper management and supervision in all areas. This article focuses on how to manage a construction project properly.

A construction project is one that includes managing the building of structures, right from the start to the finish. The design professional that is responsible for the overall management may be referred to as a construction project manager. There are a wide range of factors that are required for the project to be successful. These factors are classified into project designing, cost management, time management, quality management, contract management, and safety management. In the following, we are going to concentrate on how to manage a construction project successfully.

How to Manage Risks in Construction Projects:
Construction Project Planning

First, you need to meet with the clients, owner, developer, and supervisors to plan the complete project. This will include the main purpose, area of development, facilities, resources needed, amenities to be provided, project risks, work schedule, and many other aspects. Preparing a blueprint will give you a rough idea to move to the next step. You may even need to conduct geographical surveys for finding out the suitability of the project.

Contracts with Parties Involved

The next step is to carry out all contract formalities about the project. In a construction project, the project manager has to establish and review the contracts of all entities connected with the project, such as the owner, the architect, and the builder. The manager can also get the contracts checked by a professional, regarding any criteria that has to be met before commencing the project.

Obtaining Required Permissions

The contracts may consist of certain conditions regarding legal formalities to be completed with city or state government authorities in the area. Since in a construction project, there is land and other geographical elements involved, you need to consider obtaining relevant licenses. Check if you need to obtain permissions from authorities such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Budget Planning

The next step would be to create a plan for financial resources. You need to calculate individual costs to be incurred on each part of the project. Obtain a budget and divide the costs for layout, building, plumbing and water system installations, electrical fittings, roofing, flooring, and so on. Owing to the possibilities of construction management risks, keep a small amount of finances aside for additional requirements and modifications.

Resource Allocation

The construction manager is responsible for hiring all workers and allocating duties for the project. This stage also includes buying raw materials and arranging for construction tools and equipments. Make sure the workers use available resources in the best possible manner, to keep costs in control. The material and resource management has to be executed as per the budget set in the initial planning phase.

Work Coordination and Communication

The construction manager is supposed to oversee the duties assigned to all workers on the project. He has to coordinate work among personnel, such as the builder, architect, engineers, and other workers. See to it that the workers are doing their job as planned, and are working according to the deadline. Communicating with other members of the project will resolve most problems that tend to show up unexpectedly.

Site and Safety Inspection

Site inspection is one of the most essential tasks in a construction project. This is important to supervise workers in certain areas of the project, and also to make sure about the safety standards maintained. Inspection also helps the construction project manager know about the actual status of the work being done. You need to adhere to safety and building codes administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Safety codes are to be documented and presented to the safety inspector, if asked for.

Proper communication with the construction team is a must when it comes to managing the project efficiently. Today, there are many advanced construction management software that aid construction project managers to keep a track of the design, budget, progress, deadline, resources, etc., of the project. Managing construction projects requires a great amount of physical efforts, so you need to be physically fit to handle miscellaneous on-site management tasks.

By Stephen Rampur
Image by Evgeny Deligodin



  1. Nice post. thanks for sharing this post.
    vegas pro 16 crack

  2. I am impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that's
    both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail
    on the head. The issue is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    avast file server security crack
    unity pro crack
    faststone capture crack
    malwarebytes anti malware crack keygen

  3. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one!
    It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much
    the same layout and design. Wonderful choice
    of colors!
    pinnacle studio ultimate 21 serial number

  4. The blog is more informative to read. I am new on this site but the blog is more attractive to me. I appreciate your effort regarding this blog. This blog is unique never seen before. The choice of your topics is impressive.
    lashboot crack
    cyberlink powerdirector crack
    windows 10 pro iso for free 32 bit and 64 bit

  5. I'm really impressed with your writing skills, as smart as the structure of your weblog.
    Is this a paid topic or do you change it yourself?
    However, stopping by with great quality writing, it's hard to see any good blog today.
    dvdfab crack
    pc mover professional crack
    driver booster pro  serial key crack
    send anywhere apk crack
    webroot secureanywhere antivirus crack

  6. I would like to welcome all visitors to this blog and thank you for visiting the Tech News Today website, and look forward to seeing what you need on this blog. Please leave feedback and feedback for improving this blog if not accessible. We are now going to address Prothom Alo::: Most populous Bangla Newspaper and gather a lot of references for this article so please read. We are going to discuss it now.

    Crack Software

    Cracked Mac Apps

    Mac Crack Software

    PC License Key

  7. Muzamil Ansari11 January, 2021

    I really like the design and
    layout of your website. Eyes are easy, making me
    more satisfied and come here often. Have you hired developers to
    create themes? Great work! visual studio download crack
    abbyy finereader crack
    avira antivirus pro crack
    rosetta stone totale key

  8. Very rapidly this website will be famous amid all blogging and site-building users, due to it's nice content
    solidworks crack
    windows 7 starter download free with product key
    360 total security crack

  9. I like your all post. You have done really good work. Thank you for the information you provide, it helped me a lot. I hope to have many more entries or so from you.
    Very interesting blog.

    DriverMax Pro Crack

  10. I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers except this piece of writing is really a nice piece of writing, keep it up.|

  11. Very good article! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our website. Keep up the good writing.
    NTLite Crack

  12. Norton Security crack
    identifies Internet attacks and protects your PC and Mac from infection, adware and spyware, loss of information, and identification breaches.

  13. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely helpful info specifically the last part
    I care for such info much. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.
    zwcad 2019 crack
    ik multimedia amplitube crack
    driver talent crack
    ansys additive crack
    4k video downloader crack
    sketchup pro crack

  14. We are very excited to say that in Q2 2020 (April 1 to June 30) we saw more community involvement than ever before.
    GOM Player Plus crack
    We are very excited to say that in Q2 2020 (April 1 to June 30) we saw more community involvement than ever before. idm crack Many pull requests were submitted that spanned from bug fixes for our low level assembly to higher level modules such as the AppKit framework. Inpixio Photo Studio Ultimate Crack Thanks to everyone for your contributions and we hope for this level of engagement to continue.
    Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Premium Crack
    There is a natural way to lose weight and it is a combination of diet and exercise.
    IObit Driver Booster Pro Crack
    If the difference is negative, you will lose weight. If the difference is positive, you will gain weight. The more you exercise, the more calories you will burn. In fact, if you can control the number of calories you consume, you can still lose weight even without exercising. Let's take a few examples: DVDFab Crack
    There is a natural way to lose weight and it is a combination of diet and exercise. Losing weight is as simple as elementary math:

  15. Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this web page on a regular
    basis, this web site is actually good and the users are truly
    sharing fastidious thoughts.
    hide all ip crack
    mirillis action
    office tab enterprise
    nox cleaner apk

  16. having problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
    Wonder share DVD Creator crack+ Key 2021 Latest version
    ipvanish vpn crack version with serial key free download
    inpaint 8.1 crack full version free download + serial key

    icarefone crack free download full version

  17. Is this a paid topic or do you change it yourself?
    However, stopping by with great quality writing, it's hard to see any good blog today.

    Acronis True Image Crack

  18. Awesome site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you!
    Aiseesoft FoneLab Crack
    Adobe Illustrator Crack

  19. They have pushed to have many public schools closed and reopened as privately-managed charter schools and have gotten reassurance at that project from both federal and city officials.
    Advanced System Care pro Crack +Serial Key 2021 (Latest)
    Microsoft Office 2013 Crack + Product Key Free Download
    Microsoft Office 2016 Product Key Free Download
    Chimera Tool crack 2021 free download + registration key [Latest]

  20. I am really impressed together with your writing
    skills and also with the layout to your blog. Is that
    this a paid subject or did you modify it your self?
    Anyway stay up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to look a
    great weblog like this one nowadays
    MINItool Partition Wizard Crack
    transmac Crack
    Adob Photoshop Crack
    Ccleaner Pro Crack

  21. I am highly grateful to you for sharing useful information with the users
    this is amazing site thanks for sharing