No matter how large or small a construction project is, proper management is instrumental to the overall success of the project. From the design stage to the bid process, through the construction phase and completion, management is critical.
Construction project management (CPM) has taken on many different definitions over the past few years. A simple way to describe it is the oversight of the planning, design, and construction of the project. Whether that role is filled by a construction management firm, the general contractor, or someone else, they are at the helm of the project.
Whatever the scope of construction management one is involved in, experience can make all the difference. Below are six areas in which good management can help save money on a project.
Project management—from the office to the field—is truly a skill in itself. Being able to pull it all together to make the project run smoothly and safely and being able to complete it within budget takes great experience and talent. I have much respect for and take notice of people who have the gift of construction management.