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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Construction Project Management: A new Era of AEC industry

Construction Project Management is the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project that will be completed on time within authorized cost and to the required quality standards. Project management is the process by which a project is brought to a successful conclusion. Construction project management (CPM) is project management that applies to the construction sector (3rd Forum” International Construction Project Management” 26th/27 June 2003 in Berlin).

Everybody acknowledge the contribution of architects and civil construction professionals who help their customers to create their dream homes into reality. Many construction management companies are there who have the aim to provide the customer with the information and resources that help them to understand ACC better while they work to support them in their endeavors. The construction project management includes showcasing the most favorite project, sharing customers’ home plan template, highlighting their expertise in terms of construction sequence and best practice and sharing the success story of the customer.

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) (a primary US construction management certification and advocacy body) says the 120 most common responsibilities of a Construction Manager fall into the following 7 categories: Project Management Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, Safety Management, and CM Professional Practice which includes specific activities like defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

Functions

The functions of construction project management typically include the following:

• Specifying project objectives and plans including delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants.
• Maximizing resource efficiency through procurement of labor, materials and equipment.
• Implementing various operations through proper coordination and control of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction in the entire process.
• Developing effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts

2 comments:

  1. Project Management is concerned with all aspects of a project. This includes construction of the building and startup and operating the facility. A Project Manager will have a Construction Manager reporting to him.
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  2. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the PMP trainingproviders like http://www.pmstudy.com/. You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins.

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