What is a project manager and why are they important?
We often get asked what the benefit of using a construction company that offers project management is.
We’ve collated the top five reasons why you should use a construction company with a project management offering included in their build team.
1. Peace of Mind
The project manager should be an experienced builder, having worked on countless building sites across many capacities your project manager will know the ins and outs of any build.
They’ll be there to offer advice and reassurance through the entire project and will use their general site knowledge as well as specific trade knowledge to support you with any and all queries you may have from start to finish.
2. Budget Support
Having a project manager on your build who has an awareness of all aspects as well as an in-depth understanding of exactly what is happening, and when, will support your build in being as cost efficient as possible. This runs from material purchasing and use through to ensuring the trades all come in at the right time.
3. Trade Management
As above ensuring your trades are managed efficiently throughout your build is key to making it a success. No one wants the plumber showing up before you’re ready for them as this wastes time and money, and can throw a build schedule off by weeks, even months. This can have a real impact on your budget and the timescale of your build. We know how important it is to ensure the builds run on time, and that budget is used as effectively as possible. Your Project Manager will be the point of contact for all the trades across the entire build. Managing their time, the finished output and everything in between.
A single point of contact for you - the project manager will be at your beck and call throughout the entirety of your build. Instead of you having to call the plasterer, the joiner and the decorator to try and figure out who is coming when and doing what, a project manager will ensure that you give the brief and they do the work from there. If you have questions or concerns at any point throughout your build your project manager will be able to answer with full knowledge of every aspect - they will have gone through the brief with you, confirmed the details, shared the brief with the builders and trades and ensured every part of the project is being managed to you, the clients, liking.
If in the rare occasion things do go wrong your construction company will manage it, a building project is exciting but can be a stressful undertaking, especially if you aren’t aware of all the ins and outs of how a building site works. With a project manager at the helm of your build you’ll be confident in the knowledge that if things need sorting, they’ll be there to manage and resolve it for you, quickly and efficiently.
If you have any questions about the role or importance of having a project manager as part of your construction project please do get in touch with our team and we’d be happy to chat through how a project manager would be able to add value and support your building works.