There are quite a few benefits that come with having a reputable project construction manager on your team, but today we’re going to talk about just a few of them. So, if you’ve been contemplating adding a PCM to your team, here are a few reasons why that’s a great idea!
So, how exactly can you benefit by having a reputable construction manager on your team?
Having a second person who is aware of exactly what you need and when you need it as well as being fully briefed on the vision of your project means that you have someone who can represent your interests at all times. This is particularly time-saving for you because it means that you aren’t having to answer calls all day and you don’t have people chasing you down for answers all day either!
With a project construction manager on your team, you never have to worry about whether everyone is on the same page because everyone is reporting to a single point of contact who is readily available. This avoids your having to play phone tag and have errors made because of miscommunication, misheard messages, or looming deadlines forcing decisions to be made without agreement. With a reputable manager, everyone is in the know at all times and decisions are made with a clear picture of what you want in your project.
With someone on your team who has extensive experience in various types of building projects, you don’t just have someone who is knowledgeable about the market cost of the materials that you are looking for but you also have someone on your team who has contacts for those materials. Both of these things combined can wind up saving you more money on your project that you would pay to hire a manager for your build in the first place!
Without being able to oversee every aspect of your construction project you can never be sure that you are getting exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to the quality of materials and workmanship. Even when you expressly state the materials and quality of materials you are looking for, you cannot be sure that your requests are being met unless you can see the materials yourself. This causes problems because it means having to make yourself available whenever you are needed which can be inconvenient, to say the least. A good project manager, however, will keep a close and watchful eye on every step of your build to ensure that your instructions are followed to the tee. This includes everything from your budget to the quality of materials used in your build.
When you don’t have the time or resources to spend every day on site keeping an eye on those who are working on your build, you never know whether everyone is showing up to work on time, whether everyone is working to their fullest ability, whether aspects of your project are being drawn out for longer than necessary, etc. All of these indiscretions can wind up delaying your project as well as causing you to go over budget. When you have a project manager who is on-site at all times, workers on your project are held to accountability when they fail to deliver on their end of the contract.
Another huge benefit to having a manager on-site for your build is that they can help to protect you from liability. This can happen in a variety of ways. For example, workers may not be wearing hard hats as is required of them on the job site and this leaves you open to lawsuits should injury occur and the workers falsely claim that they were wearing hard hats. With a manager on-site, there is always someone there to remind workers of safety regulations so that incidents do not happen in the workplace!
If you live in or around Illinois and are looking for a reputable and experienced project construction manager, Madison Construction can help. With 200+ years of combined construction management experience, we won’t let you down! Just pick up the phone and give us a call today at (708)535-7716.