Building Project Management

When you embark on a construction project, whether it’s a small residential scheme or a large-scale industrial development, having the support of a Contract Administrator on board will help you deliver a well-planned quality build that minimises and controls your financial outlay.

Trinity Rose Chartered Surveyors works with building owners, employers and private clients, taking them through the entire construction process from tender stage through final commissioning and practical completion to the past contract rectification period.

If you’d like to know more about our professional Contract Administration services, read on, then talk to us about overseeing your next project.

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Our team manages all components and communications at each of the following stages:

1. Project Planning

We will help you define project objectives, create a project plan, and set a budget. We can also assist you in selecting the project team, determining the project schedule, and identifying potential risks.

2. Design and Development

We will collaborate with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to develop design plans and specifications for your project while ensuring that the design aligns with the project’s goals and requirements.

3. Procurement

This stage involves managing the process of procuring materials, equipment, and services necessary for construction including contract negotiation, vendor selection, and procurement scheduling.

4. Building Project Management

We will oversee the construction phase, with a focus on scheduling, monitoring progress, quality control, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Furthermore, we will coordinate various subcontractors and manage the workforce.

5. Budget and Cost Control

Monitoring project expenditures to ensure they stay within the approved budget is an imperative part of building project management. This includes addressing cost overruns and implementing cost-saving measures as necessary.

6. Risk Management

Our team will identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. This includes dealing with unexpected challenges that may arise during construction.

7. Communication

Building projects can be very time-consuming and stressful when running alongside the management of your own business. To take this stress away, we will facilitate communication among project stakeholders, including yourself, the design team, contractors, and regulatory authorities. We will be providing you with regular updates on the project’s status and resolve any issues or conflicts.

8. Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance is about ensuring that the construction work meets the established quality standards and adheres to relevant codes and regulations.

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9. Safety and Compliance

We will ensure that the construction site and activities comply with safety regulations, building codes, and environmental standards.

10. Documentation and Reporting

In this stage, we will maintain detailed records of all project activities, including contracts, change orders, meeting minutes, and progress reports.

11. Handover and Closeout

Finally, we will prepare for the handover of the completed project to the client, which may include final inspections, documentation of warranties and maintenance information.

Why choose Trinity Rose?

We have extensive experience in property surveying and building services along with a deep well of expertise in every facet of building project management.
As one of the best project management companies in Hampshire & Surrey, Trinity Rose is known for its outstanding track record in delivering projects on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. Our flexibility to tailor unique solutions to every client’s needs, coupled with our skill for proactively identifying and mitigating potential project challenges, enables us to offer a personalised, hands-on approach to ensure the seamless execution of projects under our management.
We can help you organise and oversee your residential or commercial building project in Hampshire and Surrey including Alton, Alresford, Farnham, Chandlers Ford, Bishops Waltham, Park Gate, Southampton, Winchester, and the surrounding areas.

At Trinity Rose, we understand that every project is bespoke and requires a different approach tailored specifically to each client’s brief and business goals.

As we skillfully guide your project through its various stages and requirements, we have a dependable network of contacts spanning various building trades. Moreover, we maintain close collaboration with specialised suppliers and professional consultants in fields such as Architecture and planning, Surveying and Quantity Surveying, Health & Safety, Engineering, M & E Services, Interior Design, Landscaping, and more.

We offer Building Project Management Services in Hampshire and Surrey including Alton, Alresford, Farnham, Chandlers Ford, Bishops Waltham, Park Gate, SouthamptonWinchester Romsey, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Salisbury, Christchurch, BournemouthBasingstokePortsmouth, Poole, Parkstone, Brockenhurst, Ringwood, Verwood, Fordingbridge, The New Forest and Wimborne and the surrounding areas.

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FAQs

What is building project management?

Building project management, often referred to as building project management, is a specialised field of project management that focuses on overseeing the planning, design, and construction of buildings or structures. The primary goal of building project management is to ensure that a building project is completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards. It involves coordinating and managing various aspects of the project from inception to completion.

Our team manages all components and communications at each of the following stages:

  1. Preconstruction stage
  • Project briefing
  • Design and Planning
  • Preparation of scope of works
  • Selection of contractors and building contracts
  • Tender process
  1. Construction stage
  • Site meetings
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Project build management
  • Cost control
  1. Completion stage
  • Snagging lists and satisfactory completion of building works
  • Financial Account preparation
  • Building Certifications
  • Building Control
  • Structural warranties

Building project management can be applied to a wide range of construction projects, from residential buildings to large-scale infrastructure developments.

What are the key roles and responsibilities of a Building Project Manager?

Building project management plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of construction projects by controlling costs, managing time, maintaining quality, mitigating risks, and meeting client expectations. It helps maintain order in what can be a complex and dynamic environment, ultimately leading to the successful delivery of construction projects.

What is the difference between a building manager and a project manager?

A building manager focuses on the ongoing operations and maintenance of a specific building or property. This includes tasks such as ensuring the building is well-maintained, managing tenant issues, overseeing repairs and renovations, and maintaining a safe and functional environment for occupants.

A project manager, on the other hand, is responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of construction projects. This includes defining project objectives, managing budgets and schedules, overseeing contractors and subcontractors, and ensuring that the project is completed within the specified scope and quality standards.

Both roles are essential in the construction and property management industry, but they serve different purposes and require distinct skill sets.

How do Building Project Managers ensure quality control during construction?

Building project managers ensure quality control during construction by

  • Developing a comprehensive quality control plan that outlines the quality standards, procedures, and responsibilities for every aspect of the project. This plan should be communicated to the entire project team.
  • Ensuring that all construction activities and materials meet the local building codes, industry standards, and client specifications.
  • Regularly inspecting the construction work at various stages to identify defects, errors, or deviations from the plan. This may involve hiring third-party inspectors to maintain objectivity. Conduct material testing when necessary.
  • Maintaining detailed records of all construction activities, including inspections, test results, and any deviations from the original plans. Document non-conformities and the corrective actions taken.
  • Verifying the qualifications and reputation of subcontractors and suppliers to ensure they have the necessary expertise and experience to meet quality standards.
  • Promoting effective communication within the project team, making sure that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in maintaining quality.
  • When issues are identified, implementing corrective actions promptly to rectify the problem.
  • If changes to the project plans are necessary, making sure they are properly documented and communicated to all relevant stakeholders.

Can Building Project Managers help with selecting and managing subcontractors and suppliers?

Yes, Building Project Managers (BPMs) can indeed help with selecting and managing subcontractors and suppliers. BPMs can help in the process of selecting suitable suppliers and subcontractors by conducting research, evaluating bids, and considering factors like cost, quality, reputation, and past performance. They can also help to ensure that selected suppliers and subcontractors have the necessary licenses, insurance, and permits.

What qualifications and certifications should a Building Project Manager have?

Qualifications and certifications can vary depending on the specific project, location, and employer, but here are some common qualifications and certifications that a Building Project Manager may need or benefit from

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as building management, civil engineering, architecture, or a related discipline.
  • Relevant work experience in the construction industry, typically ranging from 5 to 10 years or more.
  • Strong project management skills, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills to manage project teams and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with local building codes, regulations, and zoning laws to ensure compliance.
  • Proficiency in building projects management software and tools, including project scheduling software, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and project management software.
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) membership.
  • CIOB Chartered Membership
  • RICS Chartered Project Manager (ChPM)

How can Building Project Management help me stay within budget and on schedule for my construction project?

Project managers start by creating a detailed budget, including all costs associated with the construction project. This includes labour, materials, equipment, permits, and any unforeseen expenses. With an accurate budget in place, you have a baseline to work from and can track expenses more effectively. They will continuously monitor and control costs throughout the project, identify and address cost overruns early and make necessary adjustments to keep the project within budget.

Can Building Project Management services help with obtaining necessary permits and approvals?

Yes, Building Project Management services can be extremely helpful in obtaining the necessary permits and approvals for a construction project. They often have a good understanding of the local building rules and regulations, and permit requirements. They can use this knowledge to guide the project through the permit process efficiently.

How do Building Project Managers handle unexpected issues and delays during construction projects?

Construction projects are inherently complex, and various unforeseen challenges can arise. Building project managers manage unexpected issues and delays effectively with risk management, quality control, open communication between all parties, contingency planning and resource relocation.

What are the best practices for risk management in Building Project Management?

Effective risk management is crucial in building project management to ensure that construction projects are completed on time and within budget. It is best to identify and assess risk early with a comprehensive risk assessment, develop a risk register and engage stakeholders.

Are Building Project Management services customisable to suit the specific needs of my project?

Yes, building project management services can be customised to suit the specific needs of your project. Project management services typically involve a range of tasks and responsibilities, and the extent to which they can be tailored to your project’s requirements depends on the flexibility and expertise of the project management team you choose to work with.

Can Building Project Managers assist with sustainable and environmentally friendly construction practices?

Project Managers can incorporate sustainability considerations from the project’s start. This includes selecting green building materials, energy-efficient systems, and sustainable design features. They can also set project goals and targets for sustainability. They will ensure that construction projects comply with local and national regulations related to environmental protection and sustainability. They can help navigate the permitting process and make sure the project adheres to environmental laws.

How do Building Project Managers communicate progress and updates to project stakeholders?

Building project managers communicate progress and updates to project stakeholders through regular meetings, project status reports, progress photos and videos and email updates.

Are there any government regulations or standards that Building Project Managers need to adhere to?

Yes, Building Project Managers need to adhere to various government regulations and standards to ensure that construction projects are carried out safely, efficiently, and in compliance with the law. Some of the key regulations and standards that Building Project Managers should be aware of include building regulations, planning permissions, environmental regulations, building standards, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, British and European Standards, quality management, fire safety regulations, accessibility standards and electrical and gas safety regulations.

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