Construction management or project management is the overall process of planning, coordination and control of a building project from the beginning to its completion. It is aimed at meeting a client's requirement in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.
Fort Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2014 -- What exactly does the term construction management mean? Basically, it is the process of overseeing projects for commercial, residential and industrial construction. Construction managers often coordinate projects to maximize the efficiency in the building process to achieve economic prosperity and sustainable environments.
There are various stages involved in construction management. Each of them is briefly explained in the ensuing paragraphs:
1. Preconstruction: Every project begins with in-depth pre-construction planning designed to address the clients' business objectives. This process minimizes the risk of the client and ensures that the project will be cost efficient and constructible. It requires pre-construction expertise, designing teamwork and advanced technology that can enhance the quality, reduce the costs and streamline the schedules.
2. Construction Management and General Contractor: It involves planning and coordination of the project from early development to completion. Here every aspect of the project is taken care of, including communications with the client and architect and supervision of all subcontractors. General contracting services include the labor cost and management, material cost, equipment and services necessary for the construction of the client's projects. This helps the project to be completed on schedule and within the approved budget.
3. Designing and Building: A coordinated team approach is required from initial design to final sign-off. Adopting the Design/Build method allows to deliver both design and construction services to the client as the single responsible entity. A single point of contact minimizes risks for the owner. When the design and construction phases are overlapped the project schedule is kept up-to-date.
4. Program Management: It helps to establish the budget for construction and manage it throughout the duration of the project, working within the schedule.
These practices are followed by Miller Construction, a firm based in Florida. Miller Construction Company is well known for these added services that they provide:
a) Quick response to change
b) Single point of contact
c) Project impact analysis
d) Well-defined scopes of work
One can find more information about their success stories on millerconstruction.com.
As a full-service construction management firm, Miller Construction provides a complete menu of services starting from the pre-planning stages right through final project closeout. They tailor their services and teams to meet the needs and budget of their clients. More details on their services can be obtained on millerconstruction.com.