Construction Cost Estimating


Construction Management Plan

The definition of Construction Management Plan depends on three views, one who uses the CMP or Construction Management Plan, second as a client and the last is a constructor or municipality whom the contactor ahs to deal with. So the definition of Construction Management Plan can be described in following ways:

• CMP is generally used by clients for constructing the total project from basic business goals to calculation after the delivery.
• CMP is about the detailed building task schedules and costs that are generally prepared by the contractor and has detailed information about the progress in construction work.
• Sometime, a CMP addressed the effect of the construction project on its following area where the blueprint of the plan and content could follow a fixed format characterized by the concerned municipality.

A CMP affects with the End in Mind: A best plan of supervising or working on a construction project is to keep a finished plan in mind, which means a contractor should have the ability to anticipate the future building, its environment, the process and also the solution of problems.

A construction project is often a complex matter and need to make up the things in hurry, or sometime it become the necessity to discuss with the contactors or dealers or customers about the progress and further action etc. So it is mainly can be done with responsibility, efficiency in taking decisions, communicating power and knowledge of the certain work.

The “Business Plan” CMP: The necessity of a business plan vary as per the size of the project, kind of the project, expected benefit, the process of work and the people who will work and also the time. This kind of CMP includes the following sections:

• Business benefit
• Usefulness and permission of planning
• Client’s construction manager or team
• Description of project
• Advance and guaranteed process
• Design of project
• Process of construction
• Occupation and defects liability period
• Evaluation after occupation

CMP generally produced by client or sometime on behalf of the client, a contractor has to provide input in various ways. The new agreements called “Design-Build-Operate” are becoming famous and a contractor can be involved from the start to end in the process with the client. The documents that regard the schedule of the contractor and the costs can be included in the plan.

The “Project Management” CMP: In the construction process a contractor can create a construction management plan as a detail record of the schedule of the project and the cost which also included the timing of each construction task takes, breakdown of the projected or planned costs and all kind of information about technologies and the needful materials. There are many construction software tools that can help to make the production automatic and accelerate with this kind of CMP. The programs that naturally run on workstations in the contractor’s office or online are following:

• Construction activity project management
• CAD or Computer Aided design to prepare 2D or 3D project drawings
• Estimating of construction for project costing
• Construction accounting

With the growth of the construction situation become complex and in that time, both the clients and contractors start to use the above kinds of software and exchange data and files between one another. BIM software can align all kind of different information easily for making a more expanded CMP.

Construction Management Plan

The “Building Site” CMP: According to the size and nature of a building project, explosion and mining, the regional municipality sometime ask for another construction management plan for the approval. The included items are:

• Public safety and site security
• Operating hours
• Controls on noise limit and vibration
• A proper plan for managing air, dust, storm water and debris effect
• Re-use of the wasted materials
• Traffic management

This CMP also need previous authorization with a pre-defined period for approval and CMP can be helpful in managing the process and providing significant information like CAD construction site plans etc.

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