Project management is project management as is project management. In other words the science and principles of managing a project are the same whether it’s whole house remodel or just a bathroom. We think Project Management can be summed up as the overall planning, control and coordination of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting your requirements and ensuring completion on time, within cost, and to required quality standards.
It is often thought an architect will ‘do all that’ – not necessarily. In most cases involving the construction or refurbishment of buildings the real Project Manager is the Client … you.
You are there at the start; you conceive the project; you set its objectives in terms of timing, cost and quality; you monitor performance against these objectives throughout the design and construction phases; you decide upon any necessary changes.
Over the course of the project you will have had to build a team whose disciplines you may not be familiar with. You will have had to motivate this team to achieve the project’s objectives. You will have had to take decisions in relation to contractual and technical issues sometimes on the basis of conflicting advice. All this absorbs a tremendous amount of your time.
Paradigm’s Project Management service has been established to provide you with a constructive alternative.
A single point of reference well versed in the construction process, a pragmatic assessment of the strategic issues affecting your project, and a significant increase in your chances of achieving complete success.
- Obtain required blue prints and site plans
- Apply for all permits
- Provide all specifications for building materials
- Provide material take offs
- Ordering of all materials
- Provide a list of preferred subcontractors
- Obtain, analyze and organize all bids from subcontractors for your consideration
- Provide contractors statement/budget
- Schedule all subcontractors
- On-site supervision to maintain quality and schedule
- Schedule and attend all building inspections
- Make sure the construction site is kept clean and safe
Whether you are in the planning stages or half way through your home building project we can help you. We are available for construction consulting on an hourly basis or through scheduled weekly site meeting. Paradigm can be there to help you