Why you need a Building Project Management?
Reasons why you need building project management from other authoritative sources.
The following quotes about Building and Construction Project Management are taken from the authoritative press and respected TV programs.
Channel 4 Homes
“Time is Money. One of the most demanding aspects of any self build is the project management. This isn’t a role that just anyone can take on. It demands the ability to juggle the ordering of materials, worker priorities and everything else that gets the house built, including the money.”
UK Ass of Project Managers
“Project management is the process by which projects are defined, planned, monitored, controlled and delivered such that the agreed benefits are realised. Projects bring about change and project management is recognised as the most efficient way of managing such change.”
from UK Ass of Project Managers
Channel 4 Homes DIY Website
“Before you decide to tackle the project management role, think about how your time is best used. If you’re earning the money to pay for the project, taking time off or trying to do two jobs at once may well be a false economy. Project management means being always available if something crops up.”
from Channel 4 Homes DIY Website
Home Building & Renovation Magazine
“To be a successful project manager you will need to chase up the tradesmen everyday and line up ones for the future, and check the standard of work not to mention co ordinating the schedule. It is not for the faint hearted.”
from Home Building & Renovation Magazine
“Having good project management skills does not mean you have no problems. It does not mean that there are no surprises. The value of good project management is that you have a proactive mindset and standard processes in place to deal with all of these events.”
from Business Management Magazine Online
Grand Designs Handbook
“The Project Manager is the most important role after the architect: one individual who takes the responsibility for seeing the whole project through from start to finish. The best team arrangement is, in my view to employ an architect, an independent project manager and a builder or set of sub-contractors.”
from Kevin McCloud Grand Designs Handbook
“It is worth considering a project manager if you have a large project, such as a loft conversion or two-storey extension, and you are working full-time with little experience of running this type of work.”
from Which? Advice Website
UK Office of Government
“Experience has shown that projects are inherently at risk – through overrunning on time and cost and/or failing to deliver a successful outcome. Project management helps to reduce and manage the risk.”
from UK Office of Government and Commerce
Channel 4 Homes
A skilled project manager can save you money as well as stress. It may be you need 20 or more different specialist contractors on a big project and they all have to be on site at exactly the right time for their part of the build. Get a delivery or start date wrong and the timescales will slip, costing you money. An experienced project manager is used to this and it’s their responsibility to get it right.