Construction Project Management: Types, phases, Strategies And More

Construction Project Management: Types, phases, Strategies And More

Table of Contents

  1. Construction Management Evolution/History
  2. Types of Construction Projects
    2.1. Residential Building
    2.2. Institutional And Commercial Building
    2.3. Specialized Industrial Construction
    2.4. Infrastructure And Heavy Construction
    2.5. Environmental Construction
    2.6. Agricultural Construction
  3. Construction Roles
  4. Types Of Construction Contracts
    4.1. Fixed-Price Contract
    4.2. Time and Material Contracts
    4.3. Cost-reimbursement Contract
  5. Construction Project Management Stages
    5.1. Conceptualization
    5.2. Planning
    5.3. The execution
    5.4. Project Monitoring
  6. Construction Project Management Processes
    6.1. Presale Stage
    6.2. Project Management Stage
  7. Construction Project Management Strategies
    7.1. Continuously Improving Communications
    7.2. Optimizing Customer Experience
    7.3. Using Construction Project Management Software
  8. Conclusion

What is management, and why do we need it so much? 

Today, not a single big project can succeed if it is not appropriately managed. 

Management is the organization of human resources to achieve a specific goal. Activities such as planning, decision making, controlling, coordinating, motivating, and leading are all made by the management team. Without them, no matter how experienced the experts are, nothing good will come out of the project.

This is double the case for construction projects which are usually more complex and multifaceted. They deal with the coordination of things and people during the whole working process, so good management is really the cornerstone of success.

If we were to define construction project management, we could say it’s an organization of professional management techniques. It starts with planning and finding specialists and finishes with the completed construction.

But let’s take a deeper look at construction management, understanding what has been its role throughout history and how it is done today. 

Construction Management Evolution/History

Studying the construction industry through history, we witness how fast the technologies replace each other. But even during those primitive times, where almost no technologies were used in construction, surveillance of the process was still necessary. 

Ancient grass-shelters, mud huts, and the famous Egyptian Pyramids prove that people used simple construction strategies to build houses or other complex structures even in the long-forgotten past.

Fast forward to the Technological Revolution or the second Industrial Revolution, when the manufacturing processes were improved and mass steel production started. 

This was when the construction industry attained a new level of productivity, and construction project management reached new heights.

In fact, the Industrial Revolution was when modern project management, as we know it today, appeared. It all started when Frederick Taylor noticed that there was a gap between the workers and the factory owners and that lack of communication harmed the overall productivity. 

That’s when he came up with The Principles of Scientific Management, which was one of the first researches done in the construction management sphere and included the following key points: 

  • Examine each task or job in-depth and scientifically understand if there is a “one best way” to perform that task. 
  • Hire good experts for each task and train them to get the work done efficiently. 
  • Monitor the overall performance of the employees and instruct them if needed.
  • Divide the work into management and labor. The employees should perform the task while the management should plan the entire work and train the workers. 

After Taylor, many other construction project management strategies were invented. The Gantt Chart method was named after Henry Gantt, who introduced visual charts to the construction industry. CPM, or the Critical Path Method again, was developed in the 1950s and aimed to decrease the downtimes and delays of large construction projects. Notable projects that were built using CPM were the Twin Towers of New York and the Manhattan project. 

In 1983, when the world started getting more digitized, Primavera Systems introduced the Primavera Software, which offered the construction industry to get digitized too, by using the CPM approach with their software. 

Until today, using construction project management software remains the most efficient method as it reduces the risk of overruns, delays and considerably improves the administration of the project because you can track the work in real-time, from your phone or laptop. 

Overall, as you can see, all the modern construction management approaches eventually aim to cover the process of building large structures with the minimum time, cost, and environmental usage. 

Now, let’s jump to the: 

Types of Construction Projects  

Although there are many different kinds of construction buildings, the six main types of construction projects include: 

  1. Residential Building (construction and renovation/modeling)
  2. Institutional and Commercial Building
  3. Specialized Industrial Construction
  4. Infrastructure And Heavy Construction
  5. Environmental Construction 
  6. Agricultural Construction

Let’s quickly skim through all of them: 

1. Residential Building

Residential construction aims to build, repair, and remodel structures to house people. 

Apartments, townhomes, condos, nursing homes, and dormitories are all examples of residential buildings. Even the installation and repair of garages or utility outbuildings for water and electricity supply are considered residential constructors.

What specialists are usually involved in this type of construction? 

Well, in the execution phase, there are architects, who are professionals in building design; engineers – the skilled professionals to invent, analyze and test various complex systems and structures, from building to software.

Most construction companies usually hire subcontractors to do the project’s mechanical, structural, and electrical work. However, some companies prefer to take care of all house design and construction phases themselves. 

companies hire subcontractors

2. Institutional And Commercial Building

Institutional and commercial buildings are built to serve society’s needs, and they are managed either by the local or national government or the private owner. These projects include schools, stadiums, sports arenas, retail stores, shopping centers, hospitals, and restaurants.

These construction projects typically involve starting new buildings and repairing or remodeling the existing structures.

Considering the structure’s scale, we can divide the commercial constructions into small, medium, and large scales.

Large-scale commercial constructions always start from an architect’s newly developed and designed structure, usually based on the version of the business owner. Here, the project scope is really large. These projects require a lot of time, and sometimes costly preparations, like demolishing an older building.

Medium-scale constructions deal with restructuring, expansions, or addition of the structures or remodeling.

And small-scale projects are typically less-costly and require a minimum number of workers. These are usually the office space redesigns, structure updates, and different building repairs.

3. Specialized Industrial Construction

Specialized industrial construction is the next on our list. It is called “specialized” as these construction structures are, as you could have guessed it, specialized in a specific field. For instance, when a private company in the power generation field builds nuclear power plants and hydroelectric power plants, it is considered a specialized industrial construction. 

Overall, this construction type usually deals with manufacturing plants, refineries, solar and wind farms, or power plants. Therefore, it requires a high level of technical skills so that it satisfies industry demands. It also results in high construction costs, so not every company can afford it. 

These types of projects are also among the most difficult ones in the construction industry. The client usually needs the project to be completed on a tight deadline, while requiring the highest quality possible. 

4. Infrastructure And Heavy Construction

Infrastructure construction projects, also referred to as civil constructions, include structures like airports, bridges, roads, highways, tunnels, and transit systems. 

This type of construction is in the public’s interest and gets implemented by government agencies. However, some prominent private corporations may be involved too.

5. Environmental Construction

Considering the state of our planet, this one is among the most important types of construction. The environmental construction projects draw particular attention to ecological aspects. Its primary mission is to reduce pollution and offer environmentally-friendly solutions. 

Dams, systems for recycling and reusing construction waste, systems built to reduce air pollutants, and facilities for wastewater treatment are all examples of this construction type.

6. Agricultural Construction

Finally, we finish our list with agricultural types. As the name suggests, this type of construction is usually done in the interest of farms or other agricultural companies. 

These projects demand a specific approach as before starting construction, the company should carefully research the market and analyze its volume. The construction process also includes finding the appropriate land is one of the biggest challenges here. 

Sometimes the agricultural and environmental constructions merge together when the agricultural companies decide to increase the energy efficiency of their project by building a solar power station or coming up with similar eco-friendly alternatives. 

Construction Roles

The management of the construction needs a great team of experts. Let’s take a look at the most popular construction roles. 

Construction Roles

We’ll start with the construction project owner, who, generally, orders and finances the entire project. The primary roles of the project owner are defining the bidding process, choosing the project delivery method, selecting contractors, managers, and architects.

For the realization of the construction project, the owner first hires the general contractor. He is responsible for everyday operations, like managing personnel on the construction site or providing the equipment and materials needed for the construction project.

The other responsibilities of the general contractor are communicating with the project owner or the construction project manager, arranging job site safety protocols, and applying for building permits and licenses.

Now, let’s understand the responsibilities of the construction project manager.

Usually, the construction project manager plans the project by creating the schedule, allocating the budget, and assigning tasks to the various contractors and subcontractors. 

After the planning, the project manager should also oversee the work from beginning to end by cooperating with vendors, conducting a project report, managing supplies, and ensuring that everything goes according to the initial plan. 

Of course, no one can guarantee that everything will work smoothly, and chances are always high that something might go wrong. So, the manager should also be ready to deal with unexpected cases and manage the risks to prevent budget overruns or quality damage. 

He is also the one responsible for drafting the construction contracts. As in big projects, a lot of different parties are engaged; there should be a legally binding document that will determine how the parties will collaborate and work with each other. The project manager is the one who creates and signs the contracts with architects, suppliers, and other subcontractors. 

A subcontractor may be an entire organization or just an individual.

In the construction project, the hierarchy is simple: the owner hires the general contractor, and the GC hires the subcontractor. And all subcontractors work for and report to the general contractor, not the owner.

The subcontractor is hired for a job in one specific area of construction. Subcontractors can employ their own workers too, who can be electricians, plumbers, painters, carpet layers, and other similar specialists. 

Now that we have defined the main roles in the construction industry, it is time to move to the next important aspect of construction projects: contracts. Let’s quickly take a look at the most popular construction contract types:

Types Of Construction Contracts

For every construction project, it’s essential to ensure smooth work and payment processes in the project initiation phase. That’s why there are different types of construction contracts that meet the requirements of all project participants. 

As with any other contract, the construction contract is just an agreement between project parties to provide services in compensation for payment. It is one of the most important project documents

As we have already mentioned, construction companies usually have a clearly defined hierarchy, so each party involved in the construction process will have a contract with the other: for example, the owner with the general contractor, the general contractor with a subcontractor, etc.

Construction Contract

The construction contract should include:

  • The general conditions of the involved parties
  • The detailed scope of work
  • The project timeline
  • The payment terms

Additionally, the contract should clarify the rights and responsibilities of all parties. It may also include many other documents that explain the conditions.

Though the contract parties are free to choose any terms they want in their agreement, there are mainly three types of contracts in the construction industry. 

  • Fixed-price contracts
  • Time and material contracts
  • Cost-reimbursement contracts

Fixed-Price Contract

This type of contract is the most popular. It is also known as a lump sum contract because the whole work is charted under one fixed price. It has both benefits and disadvantages.

Advantage of Lump Sum Contract

The owner and the general conductor start a bidding process to begin any construction project. So, it’s easier to negotiate one total price instead of submitting different bids.

This type of contract also allows you to save your project budget. When you complete the construction in time and under a precisely estimated budget, you don’t have additional expenses, which means what is left is the profit. 

Disadvantages of Lump Sum Contracts

Accurate calculation and cost control is the key to success. Any failure and miscalculation will be reflected on the budget. And the bigger the construction, the more specialists will be involved in the process, so the chances of money loss will increase.

To avoid that, at the beginning of the project, one should account for unexpected costs or delays. 

Overall, considering the benefits and disadvantages, we can conclude that lump sum contracts are usually suitable for small projects with a predictable project scope. 

Time and Material Contracts

Time and material contracts are implemented if the project scope is not accurately defined and there is no exact payment rate for the materials’ cost.

Advantages of Time and Material Contracts

These types of contracts are really agile, as the customer reimburses the contractor the cost of the materials and pays with an hourly wage. This means all the unexpected delays, roadblocks, and changes will be covered.

Also, Time and Material Contracts set easy rules for negotiations between both sides. For example, you can easily decide on the hourly wage and which materials will be covered.

Disadvantages of Time and Material Contracts 

To calculate each material cost correctly, one needs a lot of time. So this is one of the main drawbacks of the contract: if you spend so much time counting the material cost, in the end, the result may not be justified. 

Another disadvantage is that even if you finish the project early and get ahead of schedule, your company will not get any bonuses, salary raises, or awards. Pretty sad, isn’t it? 

Moving to the: 

Cost-reimbursement Contract

This type of contract is also called the Cost Plus contract. It is usually used for projects that require a lot of creativity. And as with any creative process during these projects, many ideas arise, which bring unforeseen expenses. 

This contract mainly has two parts: the fixed fee which the sides have agreed upon and the additional costs that arise during the project’s progress. 

Cost Plus contracts cover all the human and material resources: both direct costs like labor and materials and indirect costs like renting an office, traveling, and other administrative expenses.

Advantages of Cost Plus contracts

The Cost Plus contracts are really flexible as they allow the owners to change the initial design along the way, knowing that they will still be paid for the extra materials and time. 

An advantage of these contracts is that miscalculations are not as devastating as in other cases. There can be minor inaccuracies in the initial bid; it won’t become a big problem anyway. 

Disadvantages of Cost Plus contracts

The main disadvantage of these contracts is that sometimes the contractors might force the construction company to justify certain costs and expenses. And alas, some costs might be hard to account for. 

Other than these three main contract types, there are also Unit Price contracts and GMP contracts, both of which are pretty popular. 

  • Unit Price contracts:  These contracts are used when the costs cannot be determined ahead of time, so the materials are set with unit prices. 
  • GMP contracts: GMP stands for the guaranteed maximum price contract. It works with the same principle as the Cost Plus contract; only the contractors define the maximum price here. 

Construction Project Management Stages

It’s time to get to the juiciest part of the process: the management. Understanding the construction history, types, and contracts is easy, but what seems unexplainable is how the construction companies get the work done. 

For anyone outside of the industry, constructing an entirely new building almost feels like magic. But in fact, it is far from it. In reality, all the large projects demand hard work, effort, and very organized managing strategies, about which we will talk in more detail here. 

So, let’s skim through the five main stages of construction management: 

1) Conceptualization

Every great project starts with an idea. 

Sometimes the construction company itself will come up with a great concept. Still, more often than not, clients already have the idea prepared, and the construction company simply needs to develop them further. 

There are a couple of factors the construction company should consider in these cases. First, it should understand the client’s desirable scope and then conduct a feasibility study to estimate whether the project can be completed successfully or not. During this study, the construction company should try to answer the following questions: 

  • Are there enough resources and a sufficient project budget to bring the project to life? 
  • Will the project satisfy the local safety requirements? 
  • Can the project be completed within the deadline

If the initial concept passes this feasibility test, both sides can move to the next step. This is the project initiation step, where the client and the construction company try to define the project more clearly and plan its overall framework. The few things that should be considered here are: 

  • The goals of the project
  • The project scope
  • The project budget
  • Construction scheduling
  • Management strategies
  • Other details of the project

In the cases when the construction company introduces the project itself, the same steps should be conducted and displayed in the initial pitch so that the client can be ensured that the project will be successful.

2) Planning

The next step of the process is planning. Yes, you have guessed it! In this stage, all you have to do is plan. This means you should create: 

  • A project plan 

This document includes all the tasks that should be completed during the project. It breaks down the large work into smaller sections and allocates resources for each. 

  • A resource plan 

Here, you need to create a document that will state exactly how much labor, materials, and equipment you need for the entire project. 

  • A financial plan 

Finally, you should also do all the cost estimates and calculate the expenses of your project. Don’t forget to include the administrative costs and consider the extra fees that might pop up during the project. 

Other documents that should be present in this stage are the scheduling plan, the quality management plan, the risk mitigation plan, and so on. 

3) The execution

When all the planning is done, it’s time to start the work!

This is when the project management team comes together for a meeting, where all team members get to know their tasks and deadlines. During this stage, the team will: 

  • Identify all the required activities to complete the project 
  • Produce project deliverables which then will be tested and approved by the client

After all of this is finished, we move to the: 

4) Project Monitoring 

Even if you’ve done your best to pre-plan everything and outline the entire project from the start till the end, you can’t lay back and forget about it. Monitoring and controlling the work is one of the essential stages of any construction project management. 

This is because you might confront some unforeseen issues that need an impromptu solution. But even if nothing goes wrong, you still need to make sure that the construction crew follows the plan and meets all the deadlines. 

You should also provide a project report to your client regularly. It should show precisely at which stage the project is and whether it is staying within the allocated budget and schedule or not. 

If necessary, the construction project manager might need to reallocate the tasks and change the initial plan. 

In the end, after the successful completion of the project, the company should hand the project over to the client, settle down the final payments and provide an overall assessment of the work. 

Construction Project Management Processes

Construction Project Management Processes

We’ve summarized the stages of project management, but we haven’t noted all of the processes that go into those stages properly. Although it would take us an eternity to list them all here, we will still mention some important ones, along with small tips and tricks that might come in handy. 

First, let’s start from the:

Presale Stage

Here are some of the tasks the construction project manager should take care of: 

1) Slaying the proposal

Yes, most of the time, the clients come with their outline, but as we’ve said, sometimes the company itself might want to make the proposal. But trust us, it’s easier said than done. When such a big budget and large quantity of human resources are at stake, even the most brilliant idea might not be accepted if it’s not pitched correctly. 

So here are some tips to slay the pitching part: 

  • Know who you’re pitching to

This is really important. Before you start writing your pitch, you should know exactly who will listen to it. And most importantly, you should know who among those listeners is the decision-maker to write your pitch in a way that appeals to that specific person. 

Don’t get us wrong. We don’t mean to say that you should change your idea entirely just to make sure your client loves it. However, it would be silly to pitch a charity public school project to a commercial company that deals only with private profit-seeking institutions. 

Knowing who you’re pitching to also means understanding which are their major pain points and what they seek the most so that you can try to offer them a solution in your new project. This way, the chances that your pitch will be approved become higher. 

  • Keeping it simple 

Yes, we know that there are a lot of details you would love to mention in your pitch. But before you start overstuffing your presentation with facts and statistics, remember that your client might simply get lost in all of that data. So what you want to do instead is keep your project simple and include only the most essential aspects in it. 

Later on, you can send all the rest with a separate document so that if your client needs to take a look at the data, he can. Don’t forget to also attach the presentation, just in case they want to skim through it again. 

  • Don’t panic 

Finally, give yourself a little rest before the pitching day or even meditate right before you enter so that you can present your pitch in the most relaxed way. It might seem a trivial step, but it’s really important. 

2) Follow Up 

The biggest mistake most construction companies make is not following up. Sometimes the clients might be too busy and simply forget about your project proposal. It is crucial that the project manager follows up after a week or so and reminds the strong points of the pitch one more time. 

3) Bidding process 

We’ve talked about pitching a lot, but the truth is that there is one more method that many companies follow in the construction industry. You’ve guessed it; we’re talking about bidding

Most projects will follow the design-bid-build model, which consists of the following steps: 

1) Designer or architect develops the overall design and the sketch then hands it over to the project owner. 

2) The project owner does the material take-off (MTO) 

3) The PO selects the general contractor through a bidding process 

Now let’s understand how the bidding process takes place. The project owners will choose one of the two types of bids: the open bid or the close bid. 

  • Open bids are publically advertised and are usually made for public projects. All the general contractors can submit their bids. 
  • During the closed bids, it’s vice versa. The PO accepts bids only from the selected contractors; others cannot participate. 

When the general contractor submits the bid, they include a statement of work, their terms of payment, and the overall estimation of the project’s costs.

Then, it’s up to the PO to go through the contractors’ bids and choose the best one. Of course, the selection methods differ from company to company, but usually, it will be one of the three methods listed below.  

  • Low-bid method 

Here, the PO selects the contractor who offers the lowest bid. 

  • Best-value method 

In this method, the project owner does not look solely at the price bid. Instead, he analyzes the price-quality ratio. The project owner makes the decision only after examining the RFP (request for proposal) submitted by the contractors in detail. 

  • Qualifications-based method 

Finally, with this method, the project owner focused on the contractor’s qualifications, analyzing each contractor’s RFQ (request for qualifications) and deciding who is the most qualified for the project. 

Once the project owner finally chooses the contractor, both sides must sign a payment agreement contract to start working. 

These were a couple of the construction processes for the pre-sales stage. Now let’s take a look at the project management stage

Project Management Stage

Getting approval is only half of the work. And alas, it is the easiest half. Because now you have to ensure that the project gets completed successfully. But don’t get too scared; here are some tips and tricks to follow: 

1) Create a project timeline 

Project timeline is the visual representation of your construction project with the list of the tasks and activities your employees should complete, placed in chronological order. This way, the construction project managers can understand the project scope and understand which tasks should be completed first and which can wait. 

It does not matter how you want your project timeline to look. You can keep it as simple as a horizontal bar chart with just the task name and its start and end dates. Or you could go further by giving colors to the tasks according to their complexity, defining the assignees and assigners, and dividing the activities into smaller subtasks. 

The best part of these timelines is that it allows the managers to see whether the task is dependent on any other task or not, so they can plan the work accordingly. 

In other words, a project timeline is priceless. It’s a must on your to-do list, especially during the start of the project. However, no one asks you to draw the project timeline manually with a pen or paper. Or even worse, spend a couple of hours struggling with Excel. Instead, you can create it using construction project management software with just a couple of clicks

But of course, a well-made timeline is not everything you need for good construction management. You should also be ready for the unexpected! And yes, we’re talking about risk management: 

2) Have a risk management plan 

You can go two ways with risk management: do either a quantitative or qualitative analysis of the risks. 

The difference between the two methods is simple: a quantitative approach analyzes the quantity of the risks and measures them through numbers. The qualitative approach is more descriptive as it focuses on different factors of the risks that cannot really be measured. 

We suggest the second approach as it is more holistic. During the qualitative analysis, the manager measures the possibility of the specific risk event and also the impact it will have on the overall schedule and budget of the project. 

Although qualitative risk analysis is also more subjective, it still allows to prioritize the risk management actions better and represent them to stakeholders in a more presentable way. 

When writing your risk management document, first, you need to identify the risks. The internal and external risks in the construction industry may include: 

  • Financial risks

This type of risk deals with incorrect estimations, possible financial inexperience of the contractors, payment delays, and so on. 

  • Environmental risks 
Environmental risks in construction

During the lifecycle of the construction project, anything can happen. For example, there might be some severe weather conditions or natural disasters like earthquakes. Your company should be ready for even the most unfortunate events.

  • Technical risks 

These ones include the unavailability of certain materials, minor or major design errors, changes in the project scope, and other technical malfunctions. 

Once you identify the risks, you should also assess them according to their gravity and come up with possible solutions in case they do take place. 

And finally, one of the last tips in the project management and also project execution phase is to: 

3) Avoid budget overruns 

Doing cost control is one of the essential steps of construction management. You have to do your cost estimates correctly at the beginning of the project, but you also have to make sure the budget stays the same throughout the project. 

Here is some advice on how to avoid budget overruns: 

  • Engage the stakeholders 

Identify your stakeholders as early as possible and involve them in every decision you make. You should also ask the stakeholders themselves if anyone else should be involved in the decision-making process, and if yes, include those people too. 

  • Monitor the process 

Try to oversee the project in real-time, identifying the payment issues before they become so grave that they threaten to turn into over-budget costs. Monitoring the progress and finding the problems early will help avoid frightening situations. 

Other processes of the project management phase include specifications management, change management, and document management. 

Construction Project Management Strategies

We’ve talked about construction project management stages and processes, but we missed one more important point: some strategies that will help get the most out of every step. 

Again, there are endless things we can mention here, but we have singled out the three most important ones without which your project’s success will be at stake. So, let’s go over them: 

Continuously Improving Communications

There is no management without communication. These two terms are intertwined. Construction project management implies constant communication between the construction managers, employees, and stakeholders. It starts with the project scheduling and finishes with the successful completion. 

During all the stages of the project, all the parties should be updated and sometimes even involved in the decision-making processes. Otherwise, there might be some significant misunderstandings that can hurt the process and lead to massive issues. 

So, here are a couple of mistakes to avoid during the communication: 

  • Keeping it fragmented 

You have planned and drafted your project report, so you send it to each stakeholder separately for review. 

Well, it’s a big No. Why? Because you will spend the rest of the week going through their feedbacks one by one. 

Moreover, if there are some contradictions between their feedbacks, you should contact them individually, explain the issue and wait for the corresponding solution. Trust us; you don’t want to get there. 

Instead, try to gather all the stakeholders in the same room or create a shared document and let them see each other’s feedback. This way, you will save both your and their time and effort. 

  • Chasing personal motives

Suppose you had a conflict with one of the employees. Well, if you go ahead and stop the contract with that person, it means you let your subjective feelings influence your actions. What if he is an excellent professional, and losing him will harm the company? Before you make any bid decision, make sure you act with the overall project goals in mind. 

  • Not being honest 

Finally, good communication means there is trust between you and the workers. In other words, make sure you don’t overpromise and underdeliver, or vice versa. Be honest about what you do manage to finish before the deadline and what you don’t. Otherwise, your words will mean nothing. 

Optimizing Customer Experience

This one is really simple. If you want to get more clients in the future, you need to optimize your current customer experience. Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself: 

  • Are your current customers happy with the results you get? 
  • Is everything going according to the plan? Are you reaching their expectations? 
  • Has there been any miscommunication in the project? 
  • Will your current customers advise others to work with you? If not, then why? 

Your end goal should be to create a positive word of mouth about your brand and gain new clients with its help. Until then, you have work to do. 

optimize construction customer experience

Using Construction Project Management Software

The best tool for project management is software designed specifically for the construction industry. Today, so many things need to be tracked and taken care of in large projects that it’s impossible to imagine that all of that can be done manually. So having one is not optional anymore: it’s mandatory if you want to keep your project organized and stay on track. 

But how do you really choose the best construction project management software

First, you should make sure that it offers a centralized system. This way, everyone can access the construction project whenever they want to and get the latest updates. It is especially important for your clients, as it ensures transparency. 

We also advise finding software that accepts project-based payments and even allows you to try it for free until you get your first contract. 

Overall, look for an all-in-one software that will be easy to use and offer hundreds of features that will help you scale in all your projects. 

Buildern offers all of it and is the perfect choice for all types of construction companies. No matter at which stage your business is, Buildern will have an appropriate package to help you get the most out of your construction project management. 


Construction project management is pretty complicated, but the results are absolutely worth it if you do it right. In the end, don’t overthink it. Get yourself the right tools, pick a good team and start working. Overall, keep in mind that you have to constantly keep your eye on the project and communicate with team members and stakeholders. Everything else will move with its own flow. 

And while on it, don’t forget to check out what’s going to be trendy in 2022, to make your construction project even more outstanding. From AI technologies to 3D printing, there is so much that can help you to take your project to the next level, but as a first step, we advise you to get yourself cloud-based software and get all of it organized. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a fortune. In fact, you can start using it right now, with our free plan at Buildern. 

Let us know what are your tips for good construction project management in the comments section, and good luck!