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Principles and Practices of Construction Project Management techsite.io/p/1329958

Introduction The process of Construction Project Management starts from the pre-construction stage and continues until the stage of completion and finishing. Every stage requires resource procurement and allocation. Monitoring and controlling are the two essential parameters that can ensure the highest level of quality, durability, load capacity, and safety parameters.

Pre-Construction Stage – Design to Excavation Construction Project Management starts from design. The designer starts from a point and line on the site. Then it grows into planes, spaces, mass and volume, blocks, columns, and beams, etc. The specification of space for the rooms, stairs, walkways, walls, and floors is the next stage of design. The process of space and volume allocation could be different for Residential constructions Commercial constructions Industrial constructions Infrastructural constructions etc An experienced contractor will assign the task to a specialized designer who can work in close coordination with the Architects Engineers Interior designers Electricians Plumbers and others The design stage will include all the exterior and interior aspects of structural, electrical, plumbing, and other elements. The designing process can support all the other procedures related to Resource planning and allocation Project timeline specifications Project monitoring and control The process of project management will rely completely on design efficiency and practicality. Hence, designers play a very important role in the efficient project outcome. 1/3


The next stage after design and plan is excavation work. The team of designers, engineers and workers will coordinate with each other in completing the excavation works. Some of the parameters to be considered during this process could be Subsoil condition Excavation size Surrounding space Groundwater levels and conditions Diaphragm walling Piling and columns Foundation elements

Foundation Stage – Determining Types The most essential key to strong and durable construction is determining the type of foundation. The contractor shall choose between shallow and deep foundation based on the subsoil and ground strength and stability. For the shallow foundation, he may choose Spread footing Wall footing Combined footing Strap footing Raft For the deep foundation, the contractor may choose between the pier and pile foundations. The core aim is to strengthen the foundation to such an extent that it can support all the floors and structures that may be a part of the superstructure.

Superstructure Construction – Project Management procedures The construction of a superstructure involves the implementation of all the design elements using the services of engineers and workers. The architects and designers will be in close coordination with them during the process. The construction inspector will be managing the complete project progress in all the stages. Change management is the other essential element that is a part of the project.

Resource Planning – procurement and Allocation The primary resource of construction project planning is finance. The allocation of other resources will include material, manpower, machinery, and other related elements.

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Construction Project Management is a structured approach from the stage of planning and designing to the stages of construction and completion. An efficient and experienced contractor can devise the best principles and practices according to the specific requirement of the project.

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Principles and Practices of Construction Project Management  

Construction Project Management starts from the pre-construction stage and continues until the stage of completion and finishing. Every stag...

Principles and Practices of Construction Project Management  

Construction Project Management starts from the pre-construction stage and continues until the stage of completion and finishing. Every stag...

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