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Tips for Construction Project Management Professionals Part 1

Construction project managers are responsible for planning, budgeting, and overseeing projects from the beginning to the end. They are tasked with negotiating cost estimates, choosing efficient construction methods, arranging work timetables, and more.

Every detail matters in the construction industry. What a construction professional does or fails to do can impact a construction project. If any of the above tasks are not performed correctly or efficiently, it’s not unusual for it to lead to a legal issue and the need for counsel from a Jacksonville construction lawyer. Project managers can keep their projects running smoothly by practicing the tips in this article and in part two.

Proactive Planning

Before the first nail is hammered, the project manager must plan the work that the crew will do. This entails in depth look at the project to determine how work is to be performed and how unforeseen issues and obstacles will be handled as they arise. The five phases of project management include initiation, planning, launch, performance, and closure. A clear plan is necessary to execute each of these phases. Project managers need to be organized and have good time management skills. These are key to maximizing the planning process which makes for a more productive operation.

Collaborate and Communicate

Construction work has many moving parts, so constant communication is important whether dealing with clients, subcontractors, or suppliers. Effective communication helps build and maintain relationships, fosters idea sharing and innovation, and builds confidence and strengthens teams. It also improves management of the team, feedback, and delivers results.

Regularly scheduled meetings is the best way to keep everyone informed and up to date, and it helps to decrease the occurrence of misunderstandings where requirements are concerned. Listening and giving and receiving feedback is an important part of collaboration as well. Obviously, there are different ways to communicate but some are more effective than others. The communication methods include electronic, written, oral, visual, and nonverbal.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.