Construction Management

Construction Planning and Construction Management

Concept of construction management, project management and construction planning was given by Fredrick Winslor Taylor (1911) as Scientific Management Theory. The basic principle of construction management is to have quality control, check in construction cost and to finish work in speculated time. It is the overall co-ordination of the project. We can also say that the reason for construction management is because a large amount of money is spent, so it should be spent wisely and meticulously. Construction Project Management (CPM) is required in the sectors of construction, be it residential, commercial, industrial or institutional.

Objectives of Construction Management :
• Evolving reputation of high quality workmanship.
• Completing work within estimated budget and time.
• Providing safe conditions for all personnel management level through delegation of authority.
• Taking sound decisions at lowest practical management level through delegation of authority.
• Creating an organization that work as team.
• Completing work with estimated budget and time.

Functions of Construction Management :
• Planning and Scheduling
• Organizing
• Staffing (provision of people)
• Directing
• Controlling (constant review of work plan)
• Co-ordinating (to be in harmony with others; in this communication is the key.

For more details, you may refer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_management

Guneet Singh Khurana
Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds B.Arch degree from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in architecture. He has an extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of Archistudent.net (a resource portal dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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