Amazing engineering design right now? Being able to effectively communicate is probably the most important skill a construction project manager needs to learn. A good construction project manager should be adept at both written and oral communication. All communication should be clear and concise. Sometimes a quick email or text is all that’s needed to convey your message while other instances may require you to pick up the phone or schedule a quick face-to-face meeting. Establish a communication plan to determine what type of communications should be used for different circumstances and a chain of command for what information gets shared and who that information is shared with. For example, items like RFIs and change orders should always be done through some form of written communication to establish a paper trail. When meeting with stakeholders and members of the project team it’s a good idea to take notes, and follow up with an email to ensure everyone is on the same page.
When a problem occurs, rather than raising the issue to the next level of command and asking for direction, his team explores the potential best solutions and presents them to a manager for approval. In order for this to work, though, the team must have understanding of the general direction of the project. In order to achieve this, Williams says he strives to keep lines of communication open, whether via text, emails, or updates on the Google Spreadsheets they share to manage operations. Project management tools can also help increase project visibility to ensure that your team knows where the project is headed. Haydon Osborne from Sevan Multi Site explains how to implement this practice simply: “Look ahead, and go beyond the bare minimum.” Finally, a number of project managers pointed out that when their team focuses on building strong relationships, communication flows more smoothly, which is reflected in more effective collaboration. As Paul Jake of PM Construction put it, “construction is a as much a function of creating and maintaining relationships with people, as it is actually building a building.”
Clearly as a full Project lifecycle design and delivery organisation we need to have all of the skills that you would expect from a pure Engineering Consultancy. However, consultancy businesses do not typically have the full design and delivery capability that a business like PM PROjEN possesses. Why is this an important factor when choosing an Engineering Consultancy to support you? We believe that when you design and implement engineering solutions that it enhances the understanding of any engineering challenges and this learning helps us to take a highly practical and pragmatic approach to engineering consultancy tasks. Read even more info on engineering design.
Contractors – A contractor may be an individual, a sole trader, a self-employed worker or a business who carries out, manages or controls construction work in connection with a business. Anyone who directly engages construction workers or manages construction work is a contractor. This includes companies that use their own workforce to do construction work on their own premises. The duties on contractors apply whether their workers are employees, self-employed or agency workers. Workers – A ’worker’ is anyone who carries out work during the construction, alteration, maintenance or demolition of a building or structure. A worker could be, for example, a plumber, electrician, scaffolder, painter, decorator, steel erector, as well as those supervising the work, such as foreman and chargehands.
PM PROjEN’s core market sectors include; Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Chemical, Petrochemical, Energy & Environmental and Gas. These sectors are enhanced by PM Group’s experience and service offering in the Pharmaceutical, Food, Mission Critical and Medical Technologies sectors. Innovation and value engineering is intrinsic to what we do. In many cases, our clients experience can be limited to their own market sector. Working with us allows them access to efficient methods of project delivery and alternative process/technological solutions, which we have gained experience in through our work across our key market sectors. Read even more information at https://www.projen.co.uk/.