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Challenges of Construction Management - Role of Project Manager: An Assessment

Author(s): Dr. K. Suryanarayana and Prof. G.V. Chalam
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction
Editor(s): T.Ch. Madhavi, G. Prabhakar, Santhosh Ram, and P.M. Rameshwaran
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-161-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 98-103
Total Pages : 6
Language : English

Abstract: In the earlier days, the construction industry used to depend more on labour and management and now the technological advancement and scientific inventions have added new dimensions to the construction industry. A construction project is now considered as a group of activities having interrelations, which may include the role of specialists and specialised work using latest knowledge and skills to undertake the projects. This is a most systematic one involving adoption of techniques to control the activities within the time frame at a certain cost. The most commonly used techniques are CPM and PERT. The use of plant and machinery in construction has improved the quality of construction and reduced the time of construct.New techniques and methods are now adopted in construction with the aid of these plant and machinery to make construction easier, well within the time schedule and of high quality.The application of these construction management techniques, the use of plant and machinery finding alternative solutions and selecting the best possible solution with the aid of computer have made the whole process so scientific, that it is now difficult to think of going for large construction project without these exercises. The project manager or a construction manager should possess required skills to manage the resources to ensure smooth completion of the target. Against this background, more specifically, the objectives of the present study are: to enlist the problems and challenges being faced by the construction manager and also to examine the common mistakes committed in the construction activities. Further, to know the safety measures taken by the construction managers to avoid the unforeseen incidents, if any in the construction of projects and finally to suggest the solutions for the problems being faced by the construction managers.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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