BUILDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Architectural building project management is an equally important part of the process to both house renovation and business architecture as well.
Once your designs are perfected, planning has been obtained, building regulations drawings are finished, and the project is ready to be completed, there is still a lot to prepare. The team at CK Architectural Hull and East Riding not only provide you with drawings we also provide a full Project Management Services.
- Reduce Costing Without Disputes or Confusion
- Minimise Contact Time
- Improve Contract Efficiency
- Advanced Communication Benefits
- Full Control and Access to expertise
Not only do we define the scope of the project being managed in collaboration with you and create a detailed work plan that identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the home renovation project, we also determine the resources (like time, money & equipment) required, and develop a schedule for the completion of the project that effectively allocates the resources to the activities.
We will then review the building project management schedule with you and the contractors and revise the schedule as required, furthermore we will determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
The Building Project Management Process
In addition to the drawings we create, we also produce a technical schematic detailing the finer points of the construction. This includes features such as fixture and fittings, switches, and any other necessities the builder will require or that you need to mention. This is particularly useful if you want to take certain parts of the build elsewhere for better rates or familiar specialists.
Schedule of Works
On top of the schematic addition, another part of the building project management service we provide is a thorough and detailed schedule of works. This is designed entirely to layout precisely what the builder will need to know and carry out in every single possible step. This reduces any potential extra costs, optimises time use, and makes sure that there is no room for disagreement where avoidable from poor communication. Again, you may use this to make special requests to the build like having external workers do specific jobs.
As well as creating the drawings required to carry out your build and creating the schedule of works, we also aid in the tendering process to get you the perfect builder for the project. Using our own recommendations, your own preferences and an extensive research and vetting process, we will provide information to and receive information from 3-4 builders who are best suited to your build. From there, you can choose which builder you find the most comfortable and we can begin the next stage fo the building project management process.
To ensure that all duties and obligations are legally recorded, we will form a building contract between the parties involved. This contract is to serve the purpose of legal protection should it be needed for any reason through areas of the contract not being met. This includes costed drawings, schedules, and the builder’s quotation as well. It will also cover a detailed payment schedule to ensure there is no room for issue in this regard, the builders insurance, and an agreement of working conditions when on site such as working hours, facility usage and any other requisites the tow parties may have. We will commence this part of the project by hosting a meeting with all involved parties to ensure all are on the same page and the work can be carried out effectively and efficiently.
We currently use the industry-standard JCT suite of contracts.
While this work is being undertaken, the CK Architectural team will visit the site each week and report the progress back to the client in order to keep a continuous progress report. We will also ensure the build quality is up to standard and that the project is progressing in the way that it should be, or if any issues need to be addressed for any reason.
Every second week, we will also invite all parties involved to meet with us in order to discuss the findings of the site inspections and allow a clear and unchallenged line of communication to unfold in a civil and professional way, resolving anything that needs to be resolved with the utmost efficiency.
We produce a report on each visit which includes reviewing against the programme, build variations which may incur cost, and report on all statutory issues such as regulations and planning. This means there is a constant builder communication channel and no room for anything unclear.
The complete project management role is ensuring your property is handed back to you and is ready for use. To ensure the build is complete we coordinate the handover process checking all the statutory requirements have been fulfilled and signed-off, check receipt of all required test certificates, inspect the build to make sure it is as per the drawings and specifications and if not issue a snagging list which identifies the items be rectified.
Our fee for project management is based upon the time during the project but as guidance, it is approximately 5% of the build cost.
Project management is a job that requires vast experience and skill in managing a huge range resources and contractors and is an invaluable service on building projects that save our clients time, stress, and money.