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.

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