Managing Your Build: Tips for Successful Construction Project Management

Feb 15, 2022 | Blog, Project Management

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to guaranteeing the success of your build is managing the many components and contractors involved. Project management is one of your biggest assets, and with the right team, can save you time, money and unnecessary stress. The Krahn Group of Companies is pleased to offer comprehensive project management services, in addition to consulting services for architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, civil, interior design, landscape design and more!

If you’re in the early stages of project planning, below are a few key points to keep in mind. Read on to learn more.

Project Team

Whether you are working on a small or large scale development, assign a project team that will have defined roles through the project. Their responsibilities should include solving project objectives, completing tasks, meeting deadlines, communicating with each other and third parties, and documenting progress, setbacks and processes.

Planning

Creating a work plan allows you to identify where each project member fits and what is required to reach each phase. Preparing a schedule can help you define budgets, objectives, deliverables and even risks associated to your project. What needs to be done? When will it occur? How much will it cost? Who is going to do it? These questions can all be answered during the planning phase, remember, the beginning is always challenging!

Execution

During the planning phase, you should have outlined systems and procedures that help you get to your next steps. Assign clear responsibilities and hold your team accountable. Your team of architects and other design professionals, including civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, are there to support you. Try and work through rational behind your decisions and when you experience a setback, don’t be afraid to reevaluate and adjust course. Stay organized and centralize all communication, collaboration, and details into one space so you can review how much progress has been made.

Monitor and Control

Track. Review. Adjust. Project control allows you to keep a project on track by measuring planned performance vs actual performance; ongoing assessments throughout the project, forecasting current costs as well as schedule, and monitoring the implementation of changes that may impact schedule.

Closing

The closing phase should wrap up any outstanding items identified during the planning phase. This would include reviewing project deficiencies, contractual obligations, permit conditions and a high-level review of what didn’t go as planned. Encourage honest feedback from your project team and document mistakes and all the successes.

Build With Krahn Today

The Krahn Group of Companies is pleased to offer clients superior project management and engineering consulting services across Canada. When working with Krahn, you’ll gain all of the perks of pairing directly with our team of industry leaders, as well as the immense benefit of working with a cohesive team that has you covered from all sides, including project management. From new developments to rezoning and more, the Krahn Group of Companies is here to help with all aspects of development and keep your build on track. Learn more about the benefits of working with the Krahn Group of Companies by contacting our team today.

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