Construction management, also called construction project management is the process of overseeing a building project from building conception, design and planning to execution. The process requires the contribution of many experts from architects and engineers to construction professionals, from licensed commercial refrigerator technicians, to material planning specialists from builders and numerous others, all of them being coordinated by the project manager and the project management team.
Construction management being such a complex process, even the most experienced and knowledgeable project manager can do with a little help, especially as construction is known as an industry which needs professionals to handle unexpected situations all the time. Fortunately, there are numerous resources and written recommendations available for managers in charge of construction projects – here are the most important areas they can find help with in technical literature:
- Project planning
- Cost, time and quality management
- The administration of contracts
- The management of contractor and sub-contractors
- The management of safety-related issues.
Construction management recommendations are available for those who are just planning to start a career in the field – beginner project managers might be confused by the complexity of the tasks to be handled, but construction management is definitely a challenging, exciting and rewarding career path.