Maintaining Profit through Project Management
We are about to hit the road with our next round of Educational Workshops. We have joined forces with project management specialist Xigo, to deliver workshops throughout the country to up-skill the building industry, ensuring contracts are hitting their margin targets and clients are happy on project handover.
NZCB Operations Manager Jason McClintock says the project manager holds overall responsibility for the project so it’s important proper programming and procurement is carried out. Skills such as meeting contractual responsibilities via execution, monitoring and control of the works and ensuring successful closure of a project aren’t taught during an apprenticeship and take years of practical experience to hone.
“I’m surprised at the lack of homeowner and practitioner understanding of what the role of the project manager really is. Some builders offer project management services to clients when their true service offering is closer aligned to site supervising. By contracting into the role of project manager they’re actually assuming a lot more liability and accountability than they realise” Jason McClintock | NZCB Operations Manager