The essential role of project management
Project management plays a key role in the success of every construction project, ensuring that specifications, deadlines and budgets are met. It ensures the alignment of needs, the coordination of professionals, the supervision of the project…
What is project management?
Project management refers to all those involved in designing, planning, supervising and coordinating your project, from start to finish. Often carried out by companies specialized in project management, this function ensures that the project is carried out to specification, to standard, on time and on budget.
How do you set up effective project management for your industrial buildings?
Effective project management involves several key stages:
For your project to take shape, it’s vital to define and understand the project’s objectives and requirements. Working with a team of professionals can be an excellent way of advising you at this key stage. The experts carry out a thorough audit of existing elements, enabling them to quickly identify the areas for improvement that are essential to the project’s success. A master plan is then drawn up, incorporating short-, medium- and long-term solutions, while establishing appropriate budget envelopes.
The design phase focuses on creating optimal conditions for the success of the construction project. A project manager then develops detailed design studies and technical specifications to meet the needs of your industrial building.
Coordination and monitoring of work
Coordination involves monitoring and supervising the various contractors throughout the project. This includes site meetings, at which the conformity of workmanship is verified. Regular inspections are essential to guarantee results and correct any errors or defects identified.
Finally, the fourth step is to ensure control over deadlines and technical implementation. During this final phase, we can help you to monitor the removal of reservations, performance and ramp-up.
The advantages of working with an industrial project manager
There are many advantages to working with a company experienced in project management:
The prime contractor has in-depth knowledge of the various technical aspects of industrial process construction. His expertise covers construction methods, new technologies and current regulations. Every detail of the project is thus professionally generated, optimizing the quality and performance of each plant.
Complete project management
A company specialized in project management takes charge of the entire project, from conception to completion. This simplifies the process for the customer, as you have a single point of contact for all project-related issues. Comprehensive management also ensures consistency and continuity throughout your project.
Cost and budget optimization
Financial management is central to any building construction, development or renovation project. Our industrial building project management experts keep a close eye on costs to avoid budget overruns. They also identify ways of optimizing costs, by effectively managing human resources.
The expertise of a project manager is an essential aid, especially when building industrial units. Thanks to meticulous planning, effective coordination and active problem management, deadlines are met and delays minimized. It also enables us to manage the interfaces between different industrial equipment, as well as the electrical, automation and IT aspects of industrial control.
Risk and contingency management
Thanks to their expertise, project managers are able to manage unexpected problems that arise during construction. They can therefore quickly identify the problem and propose an effective, appropriate solution.
Quality and safety
Construction quality is a crucial element of any project. Specialized companies ensure that every project complies with current quality standards. To guarantee a high-quality end result, they frequently carry out inspections, monitor the execution of each component and supervise the implementation of technical specifications.
Stages of industrial project management
- Phase 1 – Identifying the goals
- Phase 2 – Drawing up specifications
- Phase 3 – Comparing offers
- Phase 4 – Assisting in the decision-making process
- Phase 5 – Providing support on the project
- Phase 6 – Assisting in the development and coordination