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Quick Tips on Being a Better Organized Construction Project Manager
(1888 PressRelease) Within the construction industry, the principal task of keeping a project organized and on task is left to the Construction Project Manager. A new software, found at ConstructionProManger.com, can help keep projects organized and on-track.
The construction industry has been booming as of late with the economy recovering and more and more capital available to jumpstart and move existing projects to the next level. This implies work, which is great, right? However, what it also implies is a need for greater organization.
Organization in one's personal life is typically related to everyday tasks - paying bills, buying the weekly groceries, getting the kids off to school, maintaining a clean and orderly home. To accomplish these tasks, some folks keep mental notes, others are better at a written level, and still others now rely completely on cloud-based platforms linked to smartphones, tablets and notebook computers. Whatever the strategy, an organizational tool is being implemented to keep daily, important tasks in order.
As opposed to home-based organization, organization at work, regardless of the industry, is typically much more structured, but not necessarily flexible to everyone's needs. There are more moving parts: teams of people in many cases, multiple deadlines, contingency plans, risk and reward calculations - the categories and level of complexity can vary greatly. Within the construction industry, the principal task of keeping a project organized and on task is left to the Construction Project Manager. Coordinating contractors and vendors, keeping jobs on schedule, negotiating contracts and change orders, ordering materials, managing payroll and cash-flow, handling government regulations, meeting with subcontractors, getting bids out, procuring subcontractors - the tasks are many and can be extremely chaotic.
The "construction chaos" that Andrew Arena, a construction professional with roughly 20 years in the business, witnessed firsthand served as the initial impetus to create Construction Pro Manager, the most sophisticated document control software the industry has to date. As a manager, due to the lack of a construction-friendly project management system, Andrew was all too familiar with communication mishaps, project slow-downs and similar hiccups which naturally resulted in flawed execution. Prior to Construction Pro Manager (www.ConstructionProManager.com), the industry software being utilized had been designed by software engineers with little to no knowledge of the construction industry and no input from actual professionals. As a result, it was not nearly as intuitive as it should have been, and frankly, a pain in the butt to operate.
Now down to the meat and potatoes. What tips and tricks can someone like Arena share for being a more organized Construction Project Manager? For one, Construction Pro Manger features an organizational structure known as the CLS-Contractor Linked System. Logs and files are organized into three areas: Administrative, Technical and Field.
• Administrative logs feature common construction documents, such as insurance, procurement, change order, time and material, requisition, project schedule and correspondence logs.
• Technical logs contain punch list, equipment training, scope-of-work, warranty/guarantee and request for information documents.
• Lastly, field logs comprise accident report, daily time sheet, meeting minute, wage rate, inspection report and safety violation logs among others.
Once project logs are correctly categorized into one of these three areas, the practice of updating, sharing and tracking multiple projects becomes significantly easier. In the same way that one would mentally organize and categorize household and family tasks, the CLS-Contractor Linked System organizes construction log files on a cloud-based platform that can accessed anywhere on any device.
Construction Pro Manager is passionate when it comes to good organization. The cloud-based system is a snap to learn, and when projects are executed efficiently, profits are also being maximized efficiently. This is a win-win across the board for everyone.
About Construction Pro Manager - Construction Pro Manager was founded in 2013 and launched its first software products, Construction Pro Manager and Construction Pro Administrator in December 2014. This document control software for the construction industry enables subscribers to organize, store and access their documents in an intuitive, cloud-based, password-protected, user-friendly format that requires minimal training. The system consists of 39 construction-based logs organized in three primary categories: Administrative, Technical and Field.
To learn more, visit www.ConstructionProManager.com.
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