At Construction Specialists we ensure we work closely with every customer on their building project. Our focus on planning, overseeing, managing, and reporting on the details of the project, provides piece of mind for our customers, that we are managing all aspects of the project.
All the above encompasses every aspect of the project which is extensive and comprehensive. Therefore, what that means for you is we will take care of all activities across all the related disciplines on the projects, such as planning, scheduling, task management, resource management, risk management from the start to completion of the job.
As the assigned project manager, we will take all the stress and hassle out of your next project. Our experienced team will develop a plan that meets your expectations and that assembles a project team that delivers a quality project on time, and on budget. We also closely monitor and control the execution of the project until a quality outcome is produced. We adopt all the latest planning tools and software to deliver the best outcome for our customers.
At Construction Specialists we pride ourselves as one of the leading Project Management Companies in Melbourne.
Below is a breakdown of the five stages of our project work and what you can expect:
Commencing the Project Management
This is where we put your vision and idea together into the project timeline, a document that sets out the statement of works for the project. Our aim is for you to have a clear understanding what we will deliver and how we are going to get there.
We always like to have project kick-off meetings with customers, where everyone comes together, such as stakeholders and relevant other parties to define the project goals, schedule, and processes, like how to communicate and the chain of communication.
The next part is where we plan the work by breaking it down into smaller chunks and estimate how long each part will take to complete. This delivers the project plan or timeline, which outlines all tasks and how they are interdependent. This provides you a roadmap for the work until project completion.
This is where the bulk of the work happens. Now that we have both agreed to a plan, our job is to execute on that plan maintaining the highest levels of quality work, delivered on time. Along the way, we will monitor and control the work to make sure that it stays on track and on budget and schedule. This involves scheduling and co-ordinating all trades and building works needed.
Completion and Handover
Project work needs to be closed carefully to make sure all items are completed according to the contractual arrangements and to meet all certificates of occupancies and regulations as set by the building codes and regualtions.
Why Project Management
It’s certifying that a project is on track – that everything involved is updated, when it may well be that stuck spinning its wheels.
In some organisations, for example, it may be difficult to get buy-in for weekly meetings. Many of the necessary stakeholders or decision-makers may be busy and just don’t have the time to dedicate to the project. This is where Construction Specialists ensure that regular meetings are meet and keep all necessary people on track, whilst ensuring that it’s a simple, easy and smooth for all parties involved.
The fact is proper project management makes organisations more efficient rather than less. Yes, it requires detailed planning on the front-end, but the impact this planning will make on your project and overall organisational success can be transformative.
What is at the heart of Project Management
At its heart, project management is a matter of practicing some very simple values throughout the course of your project. It means being very deliberate about tracking your progress toward milestones and goals, instead of assuming everything will happen as planned. It means keeping things on track through clear and continuous communication.
You should have project management meetings no less than once a week. Think about (and frame) these meetings less as tasks for your team and more a confirmation that your project is on track and your tasks are making a difference.
During the project, it will be necessary to brief many decision-makers with the same information before you can move forward on a given project or task. If you haven’t laid the groundwork through clear communication with all parties, you can end up with a lot of pushback and decision-makers may wonder why they were not consulted on a certain issue.
In some cases, we will need to communicate with decision-makers one-on-one. In other cases, it will be more effective to communicate with the full team at once. Part of our job in maintaining your project is assessing which communication style will be most fruitful in each situation and then moving forward with the project.
We are easy-going and flexible.
In the work we do in project management and in your project, a plan is critical – but it can’t be the end of the story. Likely, you will encounter unforeseen challenges, and aspects of your project may take unexpected directions. The key is to be prepared, and to adjust as you move ahead and that’s what we do.
Project management is a matter of being openly careful as you progress through the stages of the project. We focus on maintaining a plan, even if it must shift and evolve, and that way we can lead the project to success.
At this point as the customer, we will seek approval and acceptance for the work that was completed, finish off any final paperwork and reports and hand any deliverables over to a different team, such as the operations management team.