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We are going to discuss the part that a Construction Project Manager plays in the overall scope of work in a Building Construction Project. A Project Manager has a few construction projects that they manage of at any given time. The number of projects they manage depends on the how large each project is, the larger the construction project the fewer numbers of projects a Project Manager will control.

A good Project Manager should have at least 5 years’ experience in the field in a trade with another 5 year experience as an assistant to a Project Manager even though he has a college education this will give him a feel of what all the trades people go through to get a project complete and also will give him personal experience to draw from when there is a problem that arises. Another reason for field experience is this will give the personnel that he works with in the field more respect for him as they can tell when they are dealing with a Construction Project Manager that has field experience.

Usually the Project Manager administers the contracts of all the sub contactors and make sure the contract agrees with the plans, they coordinate and inspect construction on the building projects in reference to code compliance and zoning compliance. They make sure that specifications are adhered to.

A Project Managers’ main focus is to become familiar with the contract drawings, specifications and all the drawings that the engineers submit for the projects that the Project Manager is responsible for. In the pre-construction phase of the project the project manager will have meeting with the Owner, Design Professionals, and city officials to keep everyone abreast of the Construction Project’s scope, time table and impact on the community.

During the construction phase of the project the Project Manager oversees the Construction Supervisors, makes arrangement for any testing that needs to be done. When there are change orders the Project Manager will document them and also product the paperwork to be signed by the owner for the change orders. They will also process requests for information (RFI) to be sent to the design professionals. In all the Project Manager will monitor the job from when they are first hired to the contract closeout.

In closing I hope brief article gives all who read it some idea what roll a Construction Project Manager plays in the Building Construction process. I further hope that anyone that is considering becoming a Project Manager in building construction take my advice and get some field training and find a good Project Manager in your area that is in the building construction field, then ask to be mentored by them.


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