Comprehensive Project Management
According to CMAA, construction management is a service that implements specialized, project management methods to manage the design, construction and the planning of a project, from its start to its end. The project management process in construction can be extremely perplexed but its main core is always the same. The coordination, planning, and completion of a project regardless of its type (e.g. commercial, residential, industrial, agricultural, heavy civil).
Solid construction management requires good real-time communication between the various project stakeholders. What makes construction management so challenging is the need for thorough knowledge of a vast number of areas such as budgeting, business, law, and mediation. At the end of the day, though, the only thing that matters is the delivery of a successful construction project to the client.
The Inside-Out Difference
Our process here at EJALE is a bit unique because we view projects from the inside out with an ever present understanding of the end users ultimate purpose for the finished project. Sure, we adhere to the industry best practices but we take it a step further by always validating the designed solution actually solves the challenge it was intended to solve.
This eye towards thinking while doing is our hallmark and separates us from our competition but also helps us to know if and when a project has the potential to go off track.
Our Five Core Areas
To be great at our jobs there are 5 things that we must do well.
Consequently, you will be able to judge us by our effectiveness in these areas.
- We listen and ask questions. We are concise and precise when giving information and/or instructions. Communicating clearly and effectively from start to finish.
- We delegate tasks to those capable of completing them but maintain oversight of every area of a project.
- We evaluate the progress and deadlines as a routine basis and re-prioritize every time something changes.
- We create an environment of teamwork and inspire our tradespeople to be successful.
- We have strong problem solving skills and remain open to innovation.
Five Phases of Real Estate Improvement
Initiation. Planning. Execution. Monitoring. Closure.
Our expertise in our core areas enable us to effectively handle the stages of a real estate improvement project. Those phases are as follows:
- Initiation - Prior to the beginning of a building project, a construction manager should compile a business case that examines the feasibility of the project. A feasibility report is necessary for many projects. After its submission, the different project sides can determine whether it’s a good idea to proceed with their plan. If everybody agrees that they should go on with the project, the construction manager puts together a PID (Project Initiation Document) which covers the scope of the business as well as business needs.
- Planning - This is where all the core guidelines are established. The manager of the project is building a PMP (Project Management Plan) which includes information about several crucial aspects of the project, such as an execution roadmap and cost estimations. What is challenging when it comes to planning is that it’s a long process that is never over. There will always be project alterations until the project is completed.
- Communication Plan
- Scope Plan
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Risk Management Plan
- Execution - This is where the execution of the construction project actually begins. This stage of the process typically consists of two distinct processes: a) the project execution and b) the project controlling and monitoring. During this phase, the project team continuously ensures that all the tasks progress as they should. Meetings are held on a regular basis in an effort to cover every aspect of the construction process.
- Monitoring - Construction managers dedicate most of their time on supervising the project and adjusting its schedule according to the latest changes and issues that have emerged. In that way, a manager can maintain project control.
- Closure - Last but not least, the closing phase of the project. This stage represents the completion and delivery of the project. At this point, the construction manager examines whether the project has met its initial objectives and whether the initial budget estimations were successful. In the end, s/he compiles a report which presents the final outcome of the project and which can be a valuable source of knowledge for future building projects.