The construction industry has evolved in recent years thanks to the constant technology developments and integrations to different areas, which has turned the building project management into a more complex activity.
Some of the systems being integrated include digital sensors, intelligent machines, mobile devices, and new software applications. If you add that to the number of project stages involved, such as design, pre-construction, procurement and the construction per se, the construction project management task is clearly a challenging one these days.
Moreover, that is just the big picture. When you pay attention to details, you realise that there are day-to-day tasks during the development of a project that can result in extra costs and time spent if they are not performed correctly. Those works can be classified into categories such as project management planning, cost management, time management, quality management, contract administration, safety management and general management tasks.
Moreover, the construction project management has to account for the particular type of structure which can be agricultural, residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, environmental, among others. This means that specialised knowledge is required to work with the specific systems and machinery that each type of construction project may need.
Also, all of the previously mentioned has to be achieved on time, on a budget and according to the different regulations and codes to guarantee the project is feasible.
So, it is clear that the construction project management is not a one-person job. It takes a lot more than that.