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Comparison of traditional construction management method and modern project management systems

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posted on 01.02.2017, 09:58 authored by Pawel O. Nowak, Andrew Price
Construction management is significant different from project management, yet both use similar management concepts and techniques. Many organisations and individuals do manage both design and construction of the same projects. This paper reviews the definitions and practices of construction management and project management and examines their similarities and differences. It then briefly considers modern project management concepts and techniques that are applicable to construction management. Construction management generally means the management of construction projects and construction organisation by contractors. A construction manager conducts a professional service to manage the design and construction of the project. Project management is different. Project management is a professional service to assist the owner or the investor and his/her architect and engineering staff in managing the design and construction of the project. Construction management is the management of individual project. It is usually accomplished by an isolated project team with a Construction Manager, and Project Engineer on site separate from rest of organisation. The role of Construction Manager is very important. He/she must present a great deal of experience in construction method, equipment maintenance, building materials, cost control. Construction Managers should be a graduate engineer and present an actual knowledge in management techniques. In project management systems Project Manager must be a very good manager with possibility of quick decision making, he/she must be skilled at dealing with personnel, he/she need not now everything about construction techniques. Very often he/she is not a graduate building engineer.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Symposium on Construction Project Management Proceedings of the Symposium on Construction Project Management

Pages

51 - 58 (8)

Citation

NOWAK, P. and PRICE, A., 1995. Comparison of traditional construction management method and modern project management systems. IN: Proceedings of 1995 Symposium on Construction Project Management, Warsaw, Poland, 1995, pp.51-58.

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1995

Notes

Closed access.

Language

en

Location

Walsaw, Poland