INTRODUCTION OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

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1) Definition and important terminologies

  • We can define Construction project management is the planning, organizing and controlling of the company resources for a relatively short term objectives that has been established to complete goals and objectives
DEFINITION AND IMPORTANT TERMINOLOGIES
  • In construction management  project is a finite endeavor – must have a start and end.
  • A project is a set of carefully defined activities along with resources (human , materials , equipments and finishes and time etc) to achieve the project goals and objectives

2) Objectives of construction management

OBJECTIVES OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

3) Evolution of construction project management

  • The project management developed from different field of application including construction , engineering and defence.
  • Project management basically started in 18th century with managing resources and co ordination of activities but lacked schedule optimization.
  • In 19th century the construction project management can be basically seen the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad , civil war etc.
EVOLUTION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • The fore father of project management is Henry Gantt
EVOLUTION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT ONE
  • He invented Gantt charts were employed on major infrastructure projects including the Hoover Dam and Interstate highway system

Evolution of construction project management

  • The 1950 is marked the beginning of the modern project management era.
  • Before 1950 this project were managed on an ad hoc basis using mainly grant charts and informal techniques and tools.
  • After 1950 two more project scheduling models were developed
  • 1. PERT – Programm evaluation and review techniques
  • 2. CPM – Critical Path Method
  • By the 1960s there were many larger projects being put out for construction bids and under construction.
  • Partially as a result, the idea began to be floated of a professional construction manager, envisioned then as an entity which would replace the general contractor.

5) Role of construction industry in india

  • The construction industry at present is been the second largest industry in India After Agriculture.
  • The use of new technologies and deployment of project management strategies made is possible undertake the mega scale projects.
  • In these years the construction industry in India has faced many challenges Be in respect of housing , environment power or natural hazards.
ROLE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN INDIA
ROLE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IN INDIA ONE

6) Construction Project management VS Strategic Management

  • Construction Project Management should not be confused with strategic management.
  • Construction Project management requires developing new methodology and mechanism to ensure achieving goal within a limited time frame
  • Strategic Management has mere shared decision making and an unlimited time schedule
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT VS STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT VS STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ONE
  • They can be the same. You can anage a construction project.
  • However in most cases project management is dealing with a specific project from start to finish.
  • Project management focuses on time and completion targets, budgets etc.
  • Construction management is more on the actual building side, focus on material and build quality, staff management, health and safety etc.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT VS STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TWO

7) Quick recap

  • Construction Project management is all about controlling the time , cost and quality of a project
  • The Construction Management is been started in the times of world war II and Modern Construction management is invented by Henry Grant.
  • The construction industry at present is been the second largest industry in India After Agriculture.
  • The purpose of CM is to control a project’s time, cost and quality
  • Construction Project Management Vs Project Management

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