We are a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end.
Plan and oversee implementation of design for construction, renovation, and maintenance projects.
Consult with clients and company representatives to direct project development.
Oversee budgeting, scheduling, and other managerial aspects of project.
Select and coordinate contractors needed for project.
1. Project Initiation
During the first phase, the objective and the feasibility of the project are determined. This is a crucial stage of the whole process, since it can indicate whether this project is a good opportunity or not. If necessary, a feasibility study is conducted and based on its results a recommended solution/plan is issued.
Once everything is decided, a project initiation document (PID) is created. The project initiation document provides the groundwork for the construction plan and is one of the most vital artifacts in project management.
2. Planning Phase
The project planning stage is where the team singles out all the work to be done. It’s an ongoing activity almost to the end of the project. The main priority, during the planning phase, is to plan time, costs and resources for the project. Based on those requirements the team is developing the strategy that has to be followed. This is also known as scope management. Another important document that has to be prepared is a work breakdown structure (WBS), a checklist that divides all the necessary work into smaller more functional categories.
As soon as the budget, schedule and work have been defined the project is almost ready to begin. The next step of this really important process is risk management. At this point, the team should examine all the potential threats for the project and come up with solid solutions. Finally, a communication plan is, also, necessary as it will establish an efficient information flow between the project stakeholders.
3. Execution Phase
In the execution phase, the construction project management plan is put to work. As a rule, this phase is divided in two main processes: the executing and the monitoring and controlling. The project team makes sure that the required tasks are being performed. At the same time, progress is monitored and changes are being made accordingly. As a matter of fact, a project manager spends most of the time in the step of monitoring and depending on the information that he gets redirects the tasks and maintain the control of the project.
4. Closing Phase (Closure)
The final stage of the project represents its official completion. The project manager is evaluating what went well and refers to any potential failures. In the end, the team conducts a project report, calculates the final budget and offer information about any tasks that remain unfinished. The project report in combination with the analysis of the potential failures will be valuable feedback for future construction projects.