This is a great question! Since we promise that you’ll have your own Project Manager (PM) for your project. Here is what their role looks like.
To put a good definition on it, project managers, or as some would call a construction manager, oversee and lead a range of building projects from beginning to end.
A Project manager (PM) is responsible for creating, setting and keeping schedules, monitoring budgets, and making certain that all trades and suppliers are doing what they should be every day. They help ensure that the workplace site is free of safety hazards and will oversee and deal with the all the working relationships that exist on a jobsite.
Responsibilities of a Project Manager
There are certain tasks that are performed by Project Managers. These include:
Construction projects quite often involve a number of contractors and subcontractors. One of the most important jobs of the PM is making certain everyone is doing quality work and not cutting any corners along the way.
A good PM is constantly on top of costs and makes the necessary adjustments when unexpected issues arise.
PM’s need to be able to identify and eliminate possible safety hazards for the good of everyone on the job site, and address them immediately.
Contract/ Agreement administration
It is the job of the PM to ensure that every provision of the contract is being met and that all parties involved are happy.Beyond everything else, PM’s need to keep all parties involved well informed throughout the whole project. This includes the client, the drafting/ architect, and any contractor or subcontractor involved. If issues arrive, the PM must be in the position to deal with them immediately.
As we have seen already, being a Project Manager involves much more than just reading blueprints/ plans or inspecting the quality of work being done. Good ones are knowledgeable about all building standard codes and city bi-laws, and have a good understanding of current and new building practices.
PM’s possess excellent communication skills and are great multitaskers. They are able to lead a diverse team, and switch from trade interaction to client interaction on a dime. Alair Homes Saskatoon is proud to offer residents superior construction services. Our PM and team of trades and suppliers has amassed years of experience in the construction industry, and we put our knowledge to work helping clients build better homes. Alair Homes Saskatoon’s unmatched customer service is due in part to our commitment to providing a PM to each project, this way, our clients experience open communication every step of the way!