Project managers have a lot of things going on each and every day. In fact, there are times when they are doing about thirty or forty things at the same time and hoping that they are telling the answer they just found out to the right person. It can get a little crazy at times!
Here are 5 tips for easy construction project management:
You need to be extremely organized and have a plan even before your project begins. You need to know who you are going to hire, where you will get all your supplies, and have all the legalities taken care of.
Staffing Rules and Roles
The rules for every project might be a little different, so you will need to gather your employees and go over the rules prior to the first day each time. There are ground rules, working rules, and surrounding area rules. Then everyone needs to know the role that they will have during the project, so that they can focus on their job and get the work done efficiently and on time.
You might like to use the same suppliers, but it is not always possible due to locations or availability. Prior to the start of a project, you will need to determine if your supplier is available, and if not, find someone else that is. It is also recommended that you have a backup supplier available as well, just in case there is a problem.
Safety is a major concern on any construction project, and everyone on your team needs to follow the rules carefully. It could mean the success of your business. All your employees’ safety training should be up to date and all hazardous material and machinery needs to have signage.
Work as a Team
Working as a team is the best way to get any project done well and quickly. Everyone will need to be able to contact you if necessary as well as each other, so that the lines of communication are always open. This way, problems can be solved quickly, and the project can move on and be finished on time.
These five tips will help you stay sane as you continue as a phenomenal construction project manager. You won’t have less going on during your day, but you will at least be organized and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.