Building Design and Construction

Basics of Successful Management

As outlined in this section, construction project management that will result in a profitable on-time job involves the organization and interplay of many talents. Engineers, accountants, field supervisors, construction labor. suppliers. and subcontractors, all aided by attorneys, insurance and bonding underwriters, the design professional, and the owner, must be organized and carefully coordinated.
Those who succeed in this complex and difficult business are the ones who familiarize themselves thoroughly with the daily operations of their jobs. They are constantly learning by reading the latest literature and professional journals and by attending seminars and industry functions. They are alert and open-minded about new ideas. They understand the needs of the clients and the design professional and are able to tailor their services to them.

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