Construction Management

Construction management include a project manager, planning, estimation, scheduling, tendering, contracts, evaluation, time management, monitoring, costing, construction processes, construction equipments, duration. The role of the project manager is important in construction management.

PROJECT MANAGER & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to achieve a particular aim. At the most basic level, a project is actually the response to a need, the solution to a problem. Further it is a solution that promises a benefit especially financial benefit. The fundamental purpose for most projects is to either make money or(…)

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TERMS & DEFINITIONS

Microsoft Project is a project management system, which assist the project managers to execute and control the project activities effectively in order to meet the sponsors needs and expectations from a project. Project management involves the planning, scheduling and controlling of the activities in a project Planning – Defining the objectives of the project and(…)

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COST ESTIMATING

Estimating the cost of a proposed construction project is a very complex process containing much variable factors.Proper study, training and experience are needed to become proficient in this area of engineering. There are several categories that can have significant impacts on project costs. The estimator should be aware of them and properly evaluate their effects.(…)

METHODS OF EVALUATION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS

Evaluation of Existing Buildings The available methods are evaluation by structural analysis based on known material properties, dimensions and loading, evaluation by analysis and physical load testing, and evaluation by analysis and structural modeling depending on the nature of the structure and the level of information available about the existing condition of the structure. Evaluation(…)

WRITING SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

In writing specifications for construction contracts, care must be taken to ensure consistency of requirements throughout and conformity with what is written in other documents. This consistency can be promoted if one person drafts all the documents or, if parts are written by others, one person carefully reads through the whole finished set of documents.(…)

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COSTS

Construction Project Costs The principal components of a contractor’s costs and expenses result from the use of labors, materials, equipment, and subcontractors. Additional general overhead cost components include taxes, premiums on bonds and insurance, and interest on loans. The sum of a project’s direct costs and its allocated indirect costs is termed the project cost.(…)

CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION

Construction cost estimation is done to know in advance the expected cost in varying degree of accuracy, at different phases of the project. Owner’s Purpose of Estimate Making investment decision in the conceptual stage. Negotiate and finalize the contract at the implementation phase. To implement cost control measures. Contractor‘s Purpose of Estimate Determine project cost(…)

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

Construction Materials management can be defined as "the function responsible for the coordination of planning, sourcing, purchasing, moving, storing and controlling materials in an optimum manner so as a pre-decided service can be provided at a minimum cost". By another definition, "materials management can be said to be that process of management which coordinates, supervises(…)

UNIT COST METHOD ESTIMATION

Unit Cost Method Estimation If the design technology for a facility has been specified, the project can be decomposed into elements at various levels of detail for the purpose of cost estimation. The unit cost for each element in the bill of quantities must be assessed in order to compute the total construction cost. This(…)