Manomav featured in nerve of steel construction – SSMB.in

Manomav Engineers is again featured in news and this time it is showing its strength which is as tough as Steel Structures. Recently, Steel Structures and Metal Buildings (SSMB.in) which focuses on nerve of steel construction has published it anniversary issue in which they have captured the Best Steel Structures across the globe and covered the work of Manomav.

Akhil Saxena, Director – Operations of Manomav Engineers Private Limited is covered for one of the project completed by Manomav at Gurugram, Haryana. Name of the Project is Vega School which is in Sector-48 of Gurgaon and is based on an open classroom concept where knowledge of concept is as important as their application in the real world. The School focuses on building a community of learners who are driven by curiosity and passion rather than fear and habit. It is the only school Global School Alliance in India. The School is equipped with PM 10 and PM 2.5 Air Purification Systems to control the air pollutants in the learning Spaces. The levels of CO2 are Monitored inside the building.

Vega School is a beautiful Circular building with 2 basements, Ground +5 Floors Buildings, a cafeteria and library at the Ground  Floor. The most Challenging Part of the Structure was the Steel beam at 4th Floor Level a roof above the multipurpose hall. Problems are Solved by Good Design, the  beam to Support Facade at 4th Floor was made Possible because of the Technology of Steel Structure Design.

This is one of the featured project of Manomav which was completed in challenging timeline by close coordination of procurement, design and contractors. Manomav is building its strong presence in area of Structural Steel buildings since its inception.

Construction Project Management in India

Construction Project Management is a professional service that use specialized project management techniques to oversee the planning, design and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of Construction Management is to control a project’s time, cost and quality. Abhinav Bhardwaj Co-founder to Manomav Engineers was invited as a Guest Speaker at Ashray Design and Consulting Private Limited (ADCPL) Architect’s Office to speak on the benefits of construction management and how architects can play role in Project Management on 5th May 2018. Session started at 3 PM and continued till 5 PM.

It started with a brief introduction of all 20+ members present in the room including L. A. Murthy (Principal Architect – ADCPL). Interactive session was started by listing down the perspective of audience towards construction management. Understanding of audience was developed for futuristic conditions of construction industry in 2030. Abhinav Bhardwaj, co-founder of Manomav is currently working on Growth of Organization and running a FREE course on Construction Management for bridging gap between academics and industry.

 

Abhinav shared that any construction project scope is divided in three different Packages – a) Structural, b) Architectural & c) Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP). The scope of works goes through five stages  which includes

  • Plan Approvals
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Handover)

 

These stages and scope of works are used to map various organization and their roles in construction industry. Further different knowledge areas and current construction industry’s technical roles are mapped which includes Quantity Surveyor, Contractors Manager, Billing Engineer, Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Admin Incharge and more.

 

PMBOK is one of the leading guide of Project Management which defines it as combination of various processes in different knowledge areas. Abhinav shared that with his team of Manomav, they are building Project Management Consultancy which is focusing on implementation of these processes on any Construction Project. The session is narrowed down with expectation of Customers which focused specially on maximizing Quality while maintaining balance on Time, Cost and Scope of Works. This theory is known as Triple Constraint or Iron Triangle or Project Management Triangle.

 

Towards end of Session, Abhinav highlighted the importance of Architect and their sensitivity towards highlighted issues. He explained that Architects are not responsible for managing day-to-day activities of Projects. Howeverthey should seek following three major requirements on quarterly basis from Site Team which will be helpful for them which will help in issuing coordinated deliverable:

  • Revised Schedule of Projects
  • Work Break Down Structure of Site Works
  • Discuss the Revised Budget as Projects get detailed

Quick Questions were taken from Audience over which detailed Answers were discussed which sharing the importance of PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas. Upon Request from Audience, Live Example of Project is taken and projects documents were shared which are useful for doing complete project management.

At last the initially documented understanding of Project Management of Audience is mapped against the structured approach of Project Management. It helped in identified the basic responsibilities of Project Management Company and additional responsibilities which comes as Construction Management Company in India.