Construction project management involves the organisation of any civil or commercial construction project. Whatever the scope or variety of the project, there are key stages that every construction project goes through from start to finish. This is to ensure safety, but also to ensure that the construction is completed as efficiently as possible. So, if you’ve ever wondered how new constructions are achieved, be sure to read on, as we look at the key stages of construction project management from pre to post building work.
Depending on the size and scope of the project, every construction will have its own challenges and requirements. However, whether the task is big or small, the following phases will be a crucial part of the process:
The initial design stage is a crucial aspect of construction project management. This involves outlining the objectives and goals of the project, looking at how much space will be required etc. and ultimately determining if the end goal is realistic. At this stage, sketches will be drawn up that can be used to research the materials that will be required. These drawings are used in the contract documents for the project.
Before any sort of physical building work can begin, there are further crucial construction project management processes that need to be completed. Once a contractor has been chosen to do the work, a team is put together. This includes (but is not limited to), a health and safety manager, project manager, contract administrator and field engineer.
With the management team assembled, the site must be prepared for building work to begin. This involves examining the site and dealing with any environmental issues accordingly. Once the budget, design and timeline have been finalised, the management team can focus their efforts on sourcing materials and labourers.
There’s no chance of any building work taking place without the right materials, and so procurement is a crucial part of construction project management. At the procurement stage, the best orders, purchases, materials, tools and services all need to be sourced before the start date so that building can begin as planned.
At Al Manaratain, we know that the safety and standard of any project relies on high quality construction materials. That’s why all our materials are quality controlled by our dedicated laboratory technicians, and why we’re proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified.
This is the exciting part of construction project management, where all that hard planning comes into fruition. This is where the plans of the project manager, designer and engineers are put into practice by the contractor. Throughout the build, quality control checks will take place to ensure that the construction is being carried out safely and as planned by the construction project management team.
As all on-site work comes to a close, it’s almost time for the project to be finished. The worksite will be cleaned up, with equipment rentals returned, and a post-construction review will be carried out by the management team. This is the final yet highly important part of construction project management, where the build is reviewed to check that everything was completed to the correct standard. It’s also a chance to celebrate how the build has come to life!
With over 60 years of experience, Al Manaratain are proud to have supplied building materials to construction companies in Bahrain for a range of commercial and small scale projects. To hear more about the products we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.