Project Management

Construction project managers have the responsibility of keeping the project moving according to plan. The goal is to manage the project so that it finishes on SCHEDULE and within BUDGET and QUALITY.

A construction project manager may also be charged with setting the parameters, finances, and calendar; vetting and hiring subcontractors and on-site workers; developing a strategy for potential conflict resolution... and more.


The common responsibilities of a construction manager fall into these seven categories:

  • Project management planning

  • Cost management

  • Time management

  • Quality management

  • Contract administration

  • Safety management

  • Construction management professional practices (manage the team working on the project, define each person’s role and responsibilities, etc.)


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Our Building Construction Implementation Plan

Planning is vital to the overall health and success of your project so we invest time in this phase.

It is necessary to determine who on the project needs to approve which parts of the plan.


  • The project team, who build the end product. The team needs to participate in the development of many aspects of the plan, such as identifying risks, quality, and design issues.

  • Identify the activities and tasks needed to produce each of the work packages, creating a WBS of tasks.

  • Identify resources for each task, if known.

  • Estimate how long it will take to complete each task.

  • Estimate the cost of each task, using an average hourly rate for each resource.

  • Consider resource constraints, or how much time each resource can realistically devoted to this project.

  • Determine which tasks are dependent on other tasks, and develop a critical path.


Review and update the following plans:

  • Costs: Estimate costs and create the project budget.

  • Scope: Set the scope including tasks, costs, and outcomes.

  • Duration: This should include ideal and likely timelines. It may be useful to start at the end goal and work backward to develop your timeline.

  • Quality: Decide how deliverables will match the required criteria. Remember – quality is part of the triple constraints that impact on a project.

  • Communication: Develop a detailed communication plan, outlining when and how key communications will occur. This should also include stakeholder engagement.

  • Risk: Revisit the original risk assessment from Phase 1 and refine. Where needed, develop contingencies.

  • Resources: Gather and allocate required resources.

  • Metrics: Determine key reporting metrics and measurements, and tools.