Project managers can work on any type of project, including construction. In this post, we take a look at what managers for construction do and why their contribution is so important.
Project Managers and Construction
Construction projects are some of the oldest types of projects. Just think of the pyramids, the magnificent buildings created by the Romans, and even awesome modern projects like the Hoover dam.
And even though construction predates the beginnings of project management as a discipline, project managers have become an integral part of the construction process.
After all, the basic goal of a project manager is to ensure that a project is completed on time and within budget, and that has always been a priority for those who commission constructions, be it the emperors in ancient Rome or a local government in today’s world.
Project Managers for Construction: What Do They Do?
A project manager can perform a wide variety of tasks within a construction project. Some common duties may include:
- Setting goals and defining roles
- Negotiating with contracts and suppliers.
- Organizing logistics.
- Working on the construction site.
- Hiring and supervising people.
- Leading multi-disciplinary teams with engineers, architects, interior designers, contractors, etc.
- Resolving delays.
- Reporting on the progress of the project to stakeholders.
- Resolving disputes
Project managers perform these tasks in different types of construction projects, adjusting their approach according to the scope and purpose of each type of project:
- Residential housing
- Commercial buildings
- Industrial construction
- Infrastructure and heavy construction
Learn More About Project Management
Below are some previous posts you can read to learn more about project management and its related disciplines.
- The 3 Most Common Project Management Mistakes
- Project management vs product management: what is the difference?
- Scrum: What you need to know
- Is project management a good career?
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