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Construction Management 101

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Transcript of Construction Management 101

Construction Management 101
The Players
Types of Projects
Residential
Commercial
Heavy civil
Industrial
Environmental
How GCs Win Work!
Phases of Preconstruction
Budgeting / Estimating
Bidding
Purchasing
Bidding Process (Selection Methods)
Low-bid selection
Best-value selection
Qualification-based selection
Phases of Construction
Project Design Phases
Schematic Design (SD)
Design Development (DD)
Construction/Contract Documents (CD)
Pre-construction
Contract / Procurement
Construction
What is Construction Management / What Do We Do?
Construction management: the means of planning, organizing, and implementing the work performed on a construction site
We…
Balance quality / time / cost with risk
Help the investor (owner) establish objectives and adapt to constantly changing environment to ensure successful project
Execute the construction work in a planned and efficient manner so as complete the project within scheduled time and estimated cost

QUALITY
COST
TIME
Design – Bid – Build
CM - At Risk
Design – Build
Integrated Project Delivery


Construction Sectors

Project Delivery Methods
Owner
aka "the client" or "the developer"
responsible for financing the project
Architect
Construction Manager
General Contractor
Consultant
Consultant
Consultant
Subcontractor
Subcontractor
Subcontractor
Wilson Transfer Station
the station serves approximately 6,300 average weekday customers
the Wilson Red Line Station was built in 1923
goals:
improve station access and train travel
modernize station and infrastructure
promote community development
Planning & Scheduling
Scheduling means the preparation in advance of a list of different activities and their order of sequence to carry out any work as per the planned program
Scientific methods are adopted in construction planning to carry out the construction work in a systematic and economical manner
Use of the CPM (Critical Path Method)

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Clear Lot
Pour Footings
Frame House
Insulate
Drywall
Paint
Exterior Siding / Roofing
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Epping Rayway Station Time Lapse
the mediator
the designer
the builder
the structural engineer
the MEP engineers
the landscape engineer
What is...
A submittal?
A RFI?
A Change Order?
VE?
BIM? VDC?
Document Control?

Other Factors
Safety
Coordination

The Office
Project Executive
Sr. Project Manager
Project Manager
Project Engineer
Office Engineer
Project Administrator

Beneficial Occupancy
Substantial Completion
Final Completion

Being On Site... Terminology
Food For Thought
Construction: Being On Site
The General Contractor Team
The Field
Sr. Superintendent
Superintendent
Assistant Superintendent
Safety Manager
Quality Control Manager

Project Completion

The War Room
Time for Some Competition!
"[E]xcept in the middle of a battlefield, nowhere must men coordinate the movement of other men and all materials in the midst of such chaos and with such limited certainty of present facts and future occurrences as in a huge construction project … Even the most painstaking planning frequently turns out to be mere conjecture, and accommodation to changes must necessarily be of the rough, quick and ad hoc sort, analogous to ever-changing commands on the battlefield."

Blake Const. Co., Inc. v. C. J. Coakley Co., Inc., 431 A.2d 569, 675 (D.C. 1981)
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