Construction project management involves the planning, coordination, and control over the various tasks involved in construction projects. 

Construction project managers help ensure the project is tracking along to plan. They manage the project so it finishes on time and on budget, and that their team completes it according to building codes, plans, and specs. Other functions can include specifying scope, budget, and schedules, selecting subcontractors and workers, developing communication strategy for resolving conflicts, and more.

Common responsibilities of a construction manager fall into these seven categories: 

  • Project management planning

  • Cost management

  • Time management

  • Quality management

  • Contract administration

  • Safety management

  • CM professional practice (managing the project team, defining roles and responsibilities, etc). 

With the right project management system in place, construction managers can deliver more projects on-time and on-budget. And that’s exactly what construction project management software is designed to do, among other things.

The core of a top project management system is its document control module for change orders, submittals, transmittals and requests for information (RFIs). 

Other core modules include budgeting, cost control, critical path method (CPM) scheduling and punch list management. More advanced systems include modules for bid solicitation, procurement, online plan rooms, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) tracking and photo and site cam management. 

We offer Project Management services within Buildertrend - the most widely used construction software in the cloud. 

Buildertrend brings your whole building world together in one powerful cloud system, designed especially for custom builders, remodelers, and specialty contractors. Contact us for more details or simply request a demo