The essential focus of a construction contracting company is the satisfactory completion of the construction contracts for the projects it builds. This is the reason for the existence of the business enterprise.
Of course, the over-arching requirement for every project is to fulfill all of the requirements of the contract documents. Additionally, for every project the company constructs, it will have five objectives that it seeks to fulfill:
If these objectives are to be fulfilled, effective management by the contractor's field management staff is essential. The construction process is a complex undertaking, and is by no means self-regulating. To the contrary, careful management control must be applied throughout the project if the project objectives are to be fulfilled. Great emphasis must be placed on accomplishment of the five functions of management—planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and staffing—if the project is to be satisfactorily completed and if project objectives are to be accomplished.
It is to be remembered that construction projects are one-time and largely unique efforts of limited time duration, which involve work of a nonstandardized and variable nature. Field construction ...