Construction deals with many people working on the same project. Each person has a specific job with specific tasks assigned to them. Determining who focuses on the project’s goals and how to achieve them together relies on communication and collaboration. Here are some essential roles in field management and how they interact with each other.
Project managers oversee the planning and delivery of construction projects from beginning to end. They ensure that work is completed on time and within budget. They organize logistics, delegate work, and keep track of spending. Project managers are responsible for supervising field teams and managing the jobsite. They have to work with all parties involved, maintain relationships, and provide updates for other team members by communicating with the superintendent.
Superintendents are the go-to individual on the jobsite. While project managers are essentially part of the administrative staff, superintendents are much more in touch with day-to-day activities and are more closely involved with the construction crew. They are responsible for the overall safety, schedule, quality, and tasks of each project to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget, all while relaying information to the project manager.
Foreman’s ensure that everything runs smoothly on the jobsite by keeping close contact with construction workers in their respective fields. They are responsible for coordinating tasks for the day, creating schedules for workers, overseeing the site’s quality, and managing the budget. They act as the point of contact between the construction workers and supervisors. They also report project progress to supervisors.
While not an individual role in jobsite management, daily reporting is a significant, essential process for projects. Daily reporting keeps projects on track, protects construction companies from litigation and disputes, and acts as communication for all stakeholders working on the project. Daily reports contain work logs, project information, weather forecasts, photographs, notes/concerns, site safety, and surveys.
With many parts working together, it’s important to know their roles and why they matter to help improve the construction field management process.
2 Ways to Improve Field Management.
Use Construction Field Management Software
With many different parties of interest working on one project, it is no surprise that some things could get lost in the process. Adopting the right technology platform that can handle mobile field operations will help you get maximum business efficiency. Using such solutions helps to prevent errors with project data capturing and allows for seamless communication between stakeholders. This results in better workflow and increased productivity and efficiency within projects.
Implementing Project Workflows For Each Stage
Having clear defined workflows for each project stage makes it easier for teams to finish on schedule and within budget. The clearer the tasks and responsibilities are, and everyone understands the defined processes, the better the project.