At the core of our construction project management service is project leadership combined with management of the day-to-day processes.
More complex and larger construction projects often require a project manager to address a number of additional key issues; from managing the process of commissioning of a design team to guiding the project through the construction process, and finally managing the handover of the new building.
Based on year’s of experience in the built environment and construction, at Ashfold we offer a complete project management service, as well as offering elements of this role as stand-alone services, such as programming and planning, and project auditing.
At project inception our project management team will ensure our clients’ develop a strategic vision for their project that everyone involved can buy into. We will create an aspirational document that defines the strategic parameters by which the project will be judged. This will be populated by the professional team to include their elements of the project vision and technical details and will be referenced at design and delivery stages and for guidance throughout the project and at handover.
We also prepare detailed programme plans to explain to clients how we anticipate the project process being defined and delivered. We use these plans as communication tools, a means of setting a timetable on projects, a means of reporting progress on projects and a means of predicting future activities. Complementing the strategic vision document, our programmes show the purchase, design, planning and build periods and are designed to be used by all members of the delivery team to agree scope and fees.
We are typically briefed at the early stage of a project to assist clients in the management of stakeholder expectations. We do this by assisting in developing a framework to listen effectively to their thoughts and alleviate any concerns. Over the course of the project we go on to help clients measure and balance project costs, safety and value management.