The shovel strikes the earth in the building phase, changing the empty field into a tower. The forethought pays off in this case. A pre-construction meeting is necessary to ensure everyone is on the same page. The pre-construction meeting should cover the following topics:
- Storage and logistics
- The essentials of the contract
- Safety and health
- Controlling the quality
Design difficulties that may arise
The project may now begin after the pre-construction meeting. At this point, the project is still under the supervision of the primary contractor, and he organises resources, keeps track of paperwork, and keeps everyone updated on the project’s progress. On the other hand, the design team is in charge of quality control to ensure that the project follows the authorised plans. The design team also reviews substitution requests, modification orders, and submittals.
At this point, each squad has its timetable. Depending on their duties, various groups have distinct programmes. Some subcontractors may require that a portion of the job be finished before they begin. This demonstrates how poor execution at this stage may lead to a slew of problems later in the project.
CONTROL AND MONITORING
Monitoring and control are separate steps in several project management approaches. Using different project management approaches, the construction manager keeps track of the budget, risk, insurance management, and scope. The KPI is one of the greatest tools for this stage (Key Performance Indicator). KPIs include effort and cost tracking, project objectives, and deliverables, to name a few.
This stage is more important than most people realise. The project has not yet been handed over to the owner, even though the work is complete. If this phase isn’t given enough attention, it might cause a slew of issues for the owner.
During this stage, any resources that aren’t required for the project are demobilised. The scene is cleaned up, and the rentals are returned. Subcontractors who have finished their share of the project are free to go to other projects.
After that, the project manager and engineer go on a physical tour of the site and make a list of everything that hasn’t been finished yet. After preparing the punch list, the projector manager works with the contractor to correct the faults.
All required project details must be submitted to the owner. Manuals, as-built drawings, bookkeeping, and insurance are examples of close-out documentation. Naturally, the insurance policy must be converted from construction to permanent property insurance. The post-construction phase of bigger projects is a systematic procedure known as commissioning. Systems are tested here to ensure that they fit the standards.