A construction project manager has the ability to jump into a project nearly any time and work out the kinks. Some people prefer to hire the project manager ahead of project start time so they’re involved with the entire project; some prefer to hire mid-launch when it’s crunch time; others wait until they’re too overwhelmed to handle issues on their own. We’ve done everything from participate in the planning phase to jumping into the deep end on projects that seem to be too far gone to pull back into the black. So ultimately, how do you know when it’s the right time to hire a construction project manager? Let’s take a look at a few different reasons you would hire a construction manager.
Hired During the Project Planning Phase
A construction project manager, who is involved from the beginning with the planning of the project, will be able to spot potential issues more easily. We will be able to avoid some of the biggest pitfalls facing large commercial or residential construction projects because we can see them coming. Involvement in the planning process allows us to become intimately familiar with every aspect of the project so that we can make sure everything goes off without a hitch.
Hired During the Launch Phase
A construction project manager who just comes on board during some part of the launch phase is going to feel a bit behind schedule for several days. They will need an opportunity to review everything that has happened to date and devise a plan that meets their professional standards.
Hired During a Later Phase
A construction project manager who comes on board after ground has broken will require additional time to get caught up to speed. You may have taken incredible notes and done a great job thus far, but the project manager will likely have their own way of doing things. They will want to make sure that every consecutive stage of the project will line up for a timely delivery and satisfactory completed project.
Are You a Project Manager?
Every project has to be managed in some form or another. If you haven’t hired a construction project manager, then it’s very likely that you are in that position. You’re the one calling the shots, ordering materials, handling all communication, managing the budget, and everything else that goes along with being you. Delegating that project management job from the early planning stages of the project will help you maintain your sanity in the long run.
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