A basic definition for the procurement is “the way the building is realised” and “involves assembling and organising the skills and services of a team of construction professionals”. (the Construction Round Table, 1995). More precisely, the construction industry describes procurement as “a system that establishes the roles and relationships which make up a project organisation”; hence the overall organisation and communication structure for the management, administration and control of a project is established by the procurement system. (D.C.H Coles, 2010)
Key outputs in this phase are the Projects Requirements definition, the capability and capacity assessment, project delivery strategy and the Project Management plan. The role of the construction/ project manager in this phase is, once project authorized, it is the project manager’s responsibility to implement the project. In terms of the Project Requirements Definition the, the project manager refines and details the project authorization and details what the project is required to accomplish in terms of the products/services the project will deliver and the scope of work that needs to be done. The project manager must provide project team members, corporate sponsors, and other stakeholders with a common understanding of what the project is all about, and is the authoritative reference document that defines the project.
Acquiring self satisfaction is my main goal in life, how I achieve it is by doing the things I enjoy and have a passion for. Deciding to study building surveying was made based on a few reasons that I believe can help me obtain self satisfaction in my studies and in my future endeavours. Having the opportunity of working both in the office and on the field is the key factor in me choosing to pursue my study in building surveying. Travelling to different locations, being exposed to different conditions and work sites, exploring the natural phenomena around me and being able to assist the community by helping to develop a safe and sustainable environment. With an increasing demand and growth in the building industry, as a building surveying student
Over the past few years, the construction industry has been changing dramatically. One of the most important stages in the construction management and business management is the planning phase. They share similar two main levels of planning which are the strategic and operational planning. However, business management planning to decide in advance what should be done, and how to do it, when you do and you are done. On the other hand, Construction management strategic planning is to deal with selection on a high level of overall objective of the project, including the scope, procurement methods, schedules and financing options but the planning of operations, including the
We are requested to assist the building with creating a method of construction cost data for client throughout the pre contract. The task of data collection is a difficult procedure and can be include to wide variations. Based upon our experience as quantity surveyors we chose to develop a cost data collection method. Our define construction line items and quantities for relativity building types.
In construction projects, mostly the firms (in this case the firms become client) do not have the skills or develop skills inside the firms to undertake the projects due to amount of the projects should be conducted or the complexity of the projects (Reve and Levitt, 1984). Therefore, the economic decision to conduct the projects is to procure them to third parties. However, more commonly the client agonize the final quality of the projects will meet standard requirements. Thus, impacts to involvement of complex contracts of construction procurement.
I am interested in undertaking construction project management because some of the modules undertaken during my study are in common with this master's program. Some of those modules are: construction technology, principles of management, contract administration, professional practice, environment studies and financial accounting. I would like to develop my knowledge and understanding the management of construction project, as a quantity surveyor, this will enable me to perform my work professionally. During my short period working in construction industry, I realized how the industry is multidisciplinary, it involves many people with different background, and it is hard to manage, coordinate and communicate with people at all levels. Communication is almost always named as the second important skill by project managers and team members. Thus it is essential to gain skills and knowledge in managing people and the organization. A quantity surveyor should emphasize on contract management while running a
Construction projects are always unique and risks raise from a number of the different sources. Construction projects are inherently complex and dynamic, and involving multiple feedback processes. A lot of participants – individuals and organizations are actively involved in the construction project, and they interests may be positively or negatively affected as a result of the project execution or project completion. Different participants with different experience and skills usually have different expectations and interests. This naturally creates problems and confusion for even the most experienced project managers and contractors.
Within a project, the project’s success and budget belong to and are the responsibility of the customer. The Customer should have the final say in regards to what is acceptable and unacceptable in regards to risk and the quantification of risk. It is however, the contractor’s responsibility to be the primary source of expertise on a project or what they are being contracted to do. The contractor should offer their opinion and recommendations, and the customer should take their contractors opinions and recommendations seriously due to their expertise in the area. Overall, collaboration between the customer and the contractor should be the ultimate way to resolve a matter of dispute. Members from both the customer and contractor side should meet discuss historical events, modeling and simulation to arrive at the appropriate answer. Also, with quantifying risk, the customer and the contractor should be able to go back and look at the data. With risk quantification, there should be very little room for opinion and judgment which should make it easy to base a decision or a resolution based on hard core data. If a solution or an answer is not able to be decided upon, a third party consultation
The construction industry is governed by the Building Regulations, which is a statutory instrument which gives the government or local government authority to regulate the construction of buildings. This is supported by approved documents prepared by the office of the deputy Prime Minister, approved by the Secretary of State and issued by the Stationery Office to give practical guidance to contractors when complying with the various regulations. The Construction Design and Management
With the rapid change of the world, thought of management, theory and practise keeps on changing. It has been transformed through innovation. Taking into consideration the uncertainty surrounding the construction industry, it is essential paying attention to how people work within an organisation that has set goals that needs to be achieved. To be able to achieve these objectives, it is necessary to understand management relating issues such as culture, motivation, leadership and issues relating like coordinating, planning and controlling. Understanding the way people and organisations work is very vital when it comes to the built environment. As a Quantity Surveyor some of my duties are to deals with people, technical
Design and Build – The contractor is single point responsibility with the contractor, where they put across a design with a tender and if they are successful they win the tender.
Abstract: With the development of the city construction, the investment in construction is increasingly expanding. However, the construction is large-scale and the number of construction project still under construction is amazing. The projects quality problems have taken place on a national scale with some extent of the damage. In order to ensure the construction projects went well, it is necessary to strictly supervise the whole process of construction project from supervision department. Keyword: construction supervision, construction quality, the develop actuality.
Professional status of quantity surveyors is constantly challenged by greater competition and increased clients expectation of the services offered by QS consultancies. To meet these challenges and to maintain a competitive advantage quantity surveyors need to enhance the level of professionalism (Davis et al., 2007).