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Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide by Project Management Institute

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THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

Construction projects vary widely in terms of type, size, duration, and cost, which leads to multiple alternatives for project life cycle modeling and project delivery methods. The resulting project environment is of paramount importance as well as the context in which the construction project is initiated, developed, and completed. Its effects (usually causes of project complexity) should be closely monitored, controlled whenever possible, and accounted for as a risk source. The project is best treated as a subsystem within a larger system—the project environment.

This section describes the most common construction project life cycle strategic approaches and delivery methods and how they affect other ...

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