Management of construction projects involve a myriad variety of skills ranging from scheduling and resource management to leadership and problem solving abilities. Effectual project management is the key skill for the construction managers as it can be the key difference between the success as well as the failure of a construction project.

Even though construction project management can trace its origins to thousands of years ago, most of the tools used by the managers in the modern construction projects have been developed majorly over the last century.

The Beginning

A construction project can be successfully managed by administering the change events in the right manner and efficiently, since the occurrence of changes shall be inevitable. Supervising the agenda to comprise changes is different from supervising advancement and revealing that advancement in a restructured schedule.

There are various types of software available in the market today to aid in the field of construction project management. Some of the most popular ones are:

It is often a common misconception that the process managers for construction projects are quite under-educated. However, this is not at all true as the highly advanced field of commercial construction nowadays necessitates the requirement of highly specialized majors in the field of engineering and technology from the top technical schools. This is because the role of project management requires the individual to take ownership and responsibility for each and everything, right from ensuring the construction of the building exactly as per the design specified by the architect to answering the various questions posed by the subcontractors and solving them accordingly. They are often also made responsible for handling the project coordination and making the estimates for the same, as a reflection of the existent fair value in the property market. However, the most important task of a construction project manager is to effectively economize the project to the maximum extent possible and also ensure that any changes which are made to the construction project is priced in a proper manner.

The construction of a project has several stages of completion prior to the actual finishing point. A project undergoes mainly five stages to be achieved fully, and these are described below in detail:

 

 

Project management is the discipline of defining and achieving targets while optimizing (or just allocating) the use of resources (time, money, people, materials, energy, space, etc) over the course of a project (a set of activities of finite duration).

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