High quality engineering design right now? If you want your next project to be successful, you need to spend a fair amount of time planning and scheduling. Carefully review the plans and specifications to get a true understanding of the scope of work of the project. Work with your project team to coordinate and organize the tasks in the most logical and efficient way possible. Make sure you have the resources needed to properly execute your plan and keep the project on schedule. This includes manpower, materials, tools, and equipment. Make sure to work with your subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that you are setting realistic expectations regarding your timetable and project milestones. Be prepared to make adjustments to your plan as issues arise. You want to be rigid enough to keep your project on schedule and within budget, but flexible enough to adjust your plans to keep the project moving and avoid delays.
Project managers also dedicate a significant amount of time to meetings, an average of just under 1.4 hours per day. If emails and meetings count as “managing”, this adds up almost perfectly to an 8-hour workday, with about half of the hours spent on emails and meetings, and the rest spent working on other activities that move the metrics they care about most. Impressively enough, when asked how they split their time between “managing” and “working” most common answer we received was an even 50/50 split. This not only means that these managers balance their time well, but that their perception of how they spend their time is accurate down to the hour.
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CDM 2007 continued to bring change to the industry and followed on from the original CDM Regulations introduced in 1994. As from the 6th April 2015, the new CDM Regulations came into force replacing the CDM 2007 Regulations. This change was driven by the EU to bring the UK’s health and safety management system fully in line with the EU Directive 92/57/EEC on ‘Temporary & Mobile Construction Sites’, first published in 1992. As a Design and Project Management Company, PM PROjEN are extremely well placed to support our clients through the process of migrating from the CDM 2007 to the CDM 2015 Regulations. Key changes to Regulations included the removal of the CDM Coordinator and increased responsibility for the Client and the Principal Designer, (a new duty holder in the 2015 Regulations).
Our core business involves all elements of the project lifecycle from project inception, (including feasibility studies, capital justifications, front-end engineering) right through the detailed design and construction phases, (including the delivery of full turnkey projects). Our extensive experience across a wide range of industries encourages the cross fertilisation of ideas and the adoption of best practice techniques. Some of our key clients include; Syngenta, Cargill, Croda, BP, Altana, Aggregate Industries, Sanofi, DePuy, New Britain Oils, National Grid, Cadent and Scotland Gas Networks. Discover even more details at https://www.projen.co.uk/.