A standard building construction project can be divided mainly into five phases. These phases of building construction include: initiation (the start from initially buying and preparing the land), planning the layout of the building, execution of the plan, monitoring and performing and the completion of the project. These phases are explained further in detail below so that you’re able to complete each phase of your project successfully.
When starting a building construction project, you will have to determine its feasibility by evaluating its pros and cons. In this phase, you will have to consider the objective of your project as it can be an opportunity or a problem for you as a builder. All the various options and solutions on how to build your project must be considered prior to taking the next steps.
Once the ideas are set, it’s time to begin implementing these into a plan. During this stage, a manager to monitor and control this project has to be appointed, the work groups participating, and the supplies required for completing the project are needed. The project manager then has to develop a team to move on to the next phase of planning.
In this phase, the project has to be developed in detail to meet its objectives. The project manager’s team will define the work that needs to be done in order to start construction by identifying the resources and strategies to obtain supplies. An outline of the construction plan along with its timeframe and other activities has to be created in this phase for its execution.
The project manager will prepare the budget of the project by considering the estimated costs. This includes the costs of equipment, material and manpower. Today, various construction project software options are available that can help schedule projects to complete a project within its time frame. It can also help in monitoring the progress while controlling the cost of the project such as managing change orders. All the things planned in this stage have to be documented in detail so that they can be reviewed repeatedly throughout its execution.
This phase is also known as the implementation phase, since this phase of the project is practically put into performance mode. At each stage of implementation, it is necessary to communicate with the project manager’s team to control its expenses. The heads of all the teams executing the plan will submit their progress report to the project manager so that he can make the necessary adjustments.
In this phase, the performance and progress of the entire project is measured to ensure that the project is running as per the schedule. All the finishing works including woodwork, metalwork and painting, etc. are also monitored at this stage.
The completion phase is when the project manager has to finalize many things including: stopping the supplies, checking the final touches including planting and landscaping as well as cleaning the surroundings and do final inspection of the project before handing over the building to its owners.
The phases of building construction can typically be divided into five phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and the completion. Next time you’re looking to oversee a building construction project, make sure that you’re well versed with the phases so that you can effectively and successfully complete a project in your allotted time.