Facilities Management & Construction Projects

July 25, 2022

Construction workers working on construction site

Managing a construction project requires extensive planning, communication, organization, and execution skills. To successfully achieve coordinate, budget, and supervise your projects from beginning to end, here are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Budget: No matter what you are building, you should have a construction budget in mind to anticipate the total cost of your project. This should include things like material, labor, equipment, regulation fees, a timeline, and soft costs which affect your project indirectly pre and post construction. 
  • Stakeholders: Who are the key stakeholders for the capital of this project? Ensure that they are in agreement, and that they are in consistent communication regarding the process of the project. 
  • Communication: Before communicating down the pipeline, have a clear understanding of the needs of the core team, and be able to translate them into clear, concise, instructions. Be prepared to answer any questions your team or contractors may have, and remember that the construction superintendent and the facility manager are typically the backbone of these projects. 
  • Inspections: You will need to conduct regular site inspections and quality checks to make sure that all regulations are being followed and that everyone is safe. This can include warranties, service contracts, OSHA compliance and many other types of regulations depending on the type of project you are managing.

Because every facility is unique, there is no set way to go about handling a construction project. However, if you would like to know more, or request more personalized information about how we can help you coordinate a project at your facility call us at (210) 495-1950 or email us at info@vanguardresources.com.