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Key decisions a project manager has to make

The construction project manager has the ultimate responsibility for all aspects of a build. As the interface between the client and the contractors, he or she is essentially the go-to person on any project.

The duties and responsibilities of a construction project manager are therefore many and varied, running the gamut from hiring contractors and service suppliers, such as waste management and plant hire, to responding to concerns from members of the public.

Duties and responsibilities

From the moment they are appointed to manage a project, the project manager has a host of decisions to make relating to their key areas of responsibility:

• Planning – it falls to the project manager to plan out how the build will proceed, mapping all the key stages of the project and the timing of each, from the early groundworks stage through to completion and handover.

• Budgeting – the PM is responsible for financially planning the project to ensure that the budget is adhered to. This involves forecasting and monitoring to keep the project within the scope of the original specification, and managing unplanned work in order to keep the project financially on track.

• Benchmarking – a natural follow-on from the planning and budgeting elements is the setting of benchmarks to allow continuous monitoring of progress and to keep the project on track time and budget-wise.

• Resourcing – all building works require a lot of resources, from plant and equipment to bricks and mortar. It falls to the project manager to know what those requirements are and to find suppliers who can fulfil them. Working with a trusted and reputable plant hire supplier will give them the reassurance of having the right kit on site when it is needed.

• Staffing – the PM is responsible for selecting the subcontractors and workers who will work on the build, ensuring they are onsite when required, co-ordinating their work and collaborating with the architects, engineers and specialists.

• Compliance – the project manager must also ensure the project complies with all building codes and any other legal or regulatory requirements. This can include making a Site Waste Management Plan , outlining how commercial waste materials will be managed and disposed of legally.

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