Effective Project Management for Construction

The project manager is ultimately responsible for the delivery of a project within agreed financial and time constraints. To achieve these demands there are prescribed methodologies that can be used such as PMP or Prince2 or other processes utilised in the market. Every project is different and every client has their own drivers and objectives. Our project management methodologies will be tailor made to suit your requirements, within industry norms, to achieve the project objectives.

While every project is different generally the scope of works for the project manager can be described as below.


  • Prepare brief for the required Consultants, call proposals and make recommendations.
  • Following client review, appoint Consultants.
  • Convene, chair and minute design development/co-ordination meetings.
  • Drive the project through the working drawing/tender documentation stage in accordance with an agreed documentation programme.
  • Negotiate with council and control the submission of the development and building applications.
  • In conjunction with the consultants prepare submissions and arrange meetings/negotiations with other authorities.
  • Prepare construction-sequencing programme to maximise building efficiency
  • Combined with the Architect and other Consultants, prepare contract documents.
  • Call tenders for construction from the list of selected builders.
  • In conjunction with the consultants, respond to tender queries and (after consulting with the Quantity Surveyor) make recommendations to the client.
  • Check, review and assemble all available contract documents, including drawings and specifications, and critical path construction programme.
  • Appoint builder on behalf of the Client.


  • Administration to the contract includes the issuing of formal instructions to the builder.
  • Convene, chair and minute fortnightly on site construction meetings to monitor authorities, design, construction and programme.
  • Identify programming and progress problems and resolve these with the builder before delays and additional costs are incurred.
  • Report on a formal basis to the client, providing a brief run down on the project status, plus any past, present or future problems or areas of difficulty.
  • Establish a detailed Project Capital Account and regularly update in order to maintain cost control.
  • Process and certify monthly progress claims, following direct checking input by the Quantity Surveyor.
  • Review, process and certify Variations, following direct checking input by the Quantity Surveyor.
  • Complete along with the Consultants, quality control inspections and ensure that the Consultants provide regular quality control reports, and certificates necessary for final authority approvals.
  • Co-ordinate authorities’ approvals with the builder and Consultants.
  • Issue to the builder the Practical Completion Certificate.
  • Project close out – defects, warrantees / guarantees etc.
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