Good project management is about respecting each client’s unique needs. Our team has been brought together from around the world and understand the need for pro-active management in order to minimise planning and construction delays, avoid costly disruptions and maintain a positive cash-flow. We act as our clients’ representatives which helps maintain healthy relationships with stakeholders. Clear communication and keeping our clients fully informed through the various project stages ensure the desired outcome in relation to time, quality and cost. Many of our PMs have a background in building surveying, construction and design enabling a rounded view of construction: a perspective not necessarily provided by a single service company.
How our Project Management team can help
So that the needs of the client can be understood fully and important details are not missed. This might sound obvious, but if you miss the client’s aims the project can easily go off target wasting everybody’s time, effort and money. Listening can also prove vital in ensuring that records of meetings and discussions are accurately recorded to give a clear audit trail for decision making.
WE UNDERSTAND CONSTRUCTION
The key to good understanding and communication with your client is that, as project manager, you are in a position to be able to both lead a team of technical consultants and advise your client. With the benefit of knowing the “big picture” you are able to explain to the client what is happening and why. Without this degree of technical knowledge there is a risk of the technical team blinding a project manager with ‘tech speak’ and presenting a solution that may not be the most effective.
Our team’s mix of skills and backgrounds brings a rounded view of construction: a perspective not necessarily provided by a single service company.
WE CAN CHALLENGE THE DESIGN IF NECESSARY
A background in the analysis of construction issues can be a great advantage to overseeing and positively challenging the design process. In the role of an independent project manager, the skills learnt as a chartered surveyor come to the fore and add value to clients. Any architects who act as good project managers on their own designed jobs may struggle to be impartial when overseeing the design of other peers.
WE KNOW BUILDING CONTRACTS INSIDE AND OUT
If the role of project manager includes acting as Engineer to the Contract then you must be conversant with the terminology used in the contract you are administering and enforcing. An awareness of different forms of contract agreements will also ensure that the right contract for the job is used.
Building surveyors at Prendos have a wealth of experience in contract administration and awareness of building failings. They can bring that added technical know-how, whilst still acting in a nontechnical role. This can be a great advantage when dealing with site issues that can be monitored and reported to the client in a well informed way.
What we are offering is not construction management (typically provided by a builder managing subcontractors) but a professional Project Management service on behalf of our client so that they can continue with their day to day life/business with as little disruption as possible. Our specialist areas include:
- Acting as Principal’s agent
- Development monitoring
- Contract administration
- Quality and maintenance management
- Time and cost management
Project management, in essence, takes all of the individual efforts, skills and outputs and integrates them into a logically planned process from inception through design, with cost and value assessments, through procurement, construction and finally commissioning.
We are happy to get involved from the very outset of a project with establishing a project brief and delivery plan but also to be engaged part way through a project where perhaps the need for a more hands off client approach is realised. We have also stepped in and taken over projects where deliverables were not being achieved and brought projects back on track.
We can deal with most construction projects with values ranging from $500k to $10m plus.