Introduction to managing a construction project unit
Managing and delivering a project to a client on time and within budget is key to modern construction. As such, with so many variables and potential unforeseen challenges within a project, the job of the site or project manager is interesting, demanding and exacting. Therefore, a satisfactory and rewarding conclusion to a project requires them to have the techniques to plan, programme, budget and manage the workforce. In addition to this, acquiring the skills to control these techniques in many and varied situations.
In this unit, you will examine the techniques needed to manage a project from start to completion. Conjointly, you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the construction management team, which will include planning, forecasting, organising, buying, motivating and cost control. Moreover, you will carry out planning and production control techniques and apply these skills to the design of building programmes.
This unit will help you to progress to a higher-level construction programme, such as the Higher National in Construction, or to a degree in project management. Therefore, the content of this unit will support progression to careers in site or project management. Furthermore, other professional roles included in construction are architecture, quantity surveying, building services engineering and structural engineering.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
- Understand the principles and application of management in construction
- Understand purchasing and cost management techniques
- Develop a programme of activities for construction works.