Construction Project Management 101

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Construction Management is a service that uses project management techniques and processes to successfully execute construction projects. It encompasses the whole process from start to finish and plays a critical role in ensuring projects adhere to scope, budget, schedule, and quality standards.

Responsibilities of Site Managers

Construction project site managers oversee many complicated tasks that can change within minutes. It’s critical to understand the responsibility and principles to keep the project on task and flowing. Keeping the following responsibilities in focus is key.

Construction Project Management Flow

There are five phases of the project management process as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  1. Initiation: Developing and evaluating the project with stakeholders
  2. Planning: Creating a plan for all work involved including baselines, cost, and schedule.
  3. Execution: The fun part—physical work begins.
  4. Performance and Monitoring: Checking and controlling the project throughout the build.
  5. Closure: The finished product is evaluated, inspected, and outlying tasks are identified.

Thorough completion of each stage ensures a smooth process and a positive end result. Read our case study on successful project management through proper coordination, effective communication, and excellent follow-through.

Construction Project Management Credentials and Skills

There are many necessary credentials required to be a successful construction project manager including degrees, credentials, and skills. The benchmark for credentials in the construction industry is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and the only construction manager certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO-17024. What this means is that a Certified Construction Manager demonstrates great leadership, excellent management skills, and has the accredited validation to back it up. Achieving this is not an easy task.

In addition to credentials and training, possessing the proper skills are vital to project management. Site managers handle the planning, budgeting, and supervisory aspects which require the application of business principles such as law, finance, mediation, economics, and more. It’s important to choose a construction management company that has the aptitude, know-how, and experience to get the job done right.

Core Values Achieve Results

Valiant isn’t your typical construction company. We hold ourselves to a higher standard to deliver unmatched results. We thrive on the changeable nature of construction—sometimes chaotic, sometimes stressful, but always rewarding. Valiant believes that core values achieve results and when it comes to construction projects, you deserve a partner you can trust. With our knowledge, experience and military-caliber qualities, we get the job done right. Choose a values-driven construction management company for your next project.