CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PBi provides professional Construction Project management to maintain assurance to the clients of a well-run, efficient and problem-free workflow. Teams of professional and skilled personnel and Engineers offer cost control, schedule coordination, quality control, and timely execution of the plans throughout the construction process. PBi’s knowledge of the local and international building codes, life safety & QC requirements, in the construction process is critical in the project’s timely and cost-effective completion. These goals are obtained throughout the project, from start to finish ensuring schedule compliance, quality & documentation control and optimizing the owner’s investment in the project.
PBi offers design-build service which is accomplished through a comprehensive project design team and management.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN AND PROCESSES
PBi’s Project Management Plan (PMP) comprises the management process and a consistent interface for the project team which includes control of cost, schedule, and workflow within multiple job sites around the country.
PBi’s comprehensive PMP also describes the project management control mechanism, reporting requirements, quality control and safety management procedures.
The PMP prepared, reviewed and revised as required to reflect new project development or other agreements with the concerned project owner.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TEAMS
The construction management teams consisting of three (3) Groups of Construction personnel; Each group, shall perform under the direct supervision of a construction superintendent. The construction superintendent reports directly to the Senior Project Manager.
The groups shall consist of the following:
Group 1 consisting of Architectural / Prefab Construction with the following members:
- Senior Civil Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Safety Officer
Group 2 consisting of Water Infrastructure and Waste Water Treatment with following members:
- Water Supply Specialist
- Site Engineer
- Safety Officer
Group 3 consisting of Power Generation and power grid with the following members:
- Senior Electrical Engineer
- Electrical Technician
- Safety Officer
PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICE
PBi constitutes Project Support Office ( PSO ) for each project under the project management department, the PSO and the personnel appointed have the responsibility of providing coordination and support to any project relevant activities outside the project boundaries. Design and revisions, contract management, coordination between PBi management and the project personnel, financial support, Human Resources, Logistics and supplies, project schedule & progress control and plenty of other support affairs; are managed by the project Support Office. PSO, indeed acts as a mediator between the company and the project personnel. Project support office is one the aspects of modern project management, PBi has established this division within its structure for the purpose of project success and excellence in the challenging construction environment in the country.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PBi uses advanced information technology system for data transfer, Communication, Control & Monitoring in project management. All the managers and key personnel at Project Support office, Site Office and the top management; are connected through an extensive Network which enables them to conduct effective communication and real-time control & monitoring of project work-flow. Internet with 99% uptime, is provided to each project to maintain a smooth and quick communication and data transfer between the Project Support office and the project site office.
Additionally, PBi has installed Monitoring Camera System at project sites to conduct real-time oversight of the project work-flow. The camera system functions as active eyes to the managers and monitoring personnel from any distant location. The camera systems can be controlled and utilized through the Internet from anywhere at anytime and only authorized personnel can access the camera system. The camera system can zoom-in to a precision of 15cm; it means the cameras can catch objects to a 15cm size.
This system records and stores videos of activities on the main data-server 24/7 automatically. The Videos can be watched in real time or can be downloaded by authorized personnel at anytime.
The monitoring camera system is one of the potential means to have real-time control over the project activities and PBi uses this advanced system to control the project works effectively.
CENTRALIZED DATABASE AND MANAGEMENT APPLICATION
PBi utilizes a centralized database and computer application for coordination between project site office, PBi management and the support office, this application stores plenty of data to be referred by each concerned personnel for their specific duty. Finance, logistics, project managers\staff, coordinators and other staff use this application to send and receive project data and information. This interface provides facilities for communication, progress evaluation, and project profitability matters as well as reports on different aspects of project.
The centralized database and Management application (CDBMA) provides an integrated and inclusive environment to all the project concerned personnel, so everyone is on the same page, miscommunication is avoided and guidance from managers to the lower tier personnel reaches concurrently. This application provides information on different projects aspects and offers control possibility on each division involved in the project. Statistical charts, Graphical presentations and analysis report are generated for evaluation and control purpose. PBi uses CDBMA to bring easiness in the project resources management and to track the progress of every division of the project specific duties.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODEL (BIM)
PBi uses BIM for engineering and other technical works on construction projects. BIM is an integrated computer environment designed to compile, design and resolve the engineering side of any construction project, Architectural, Structural, Plumbing, Water system, Sanitary Sewer system, Grading and Landscape, Quaintly survey, Project planning and plenty of other technical works are resolved within the BIM environment. One of the most useful part of BIM is the project planning and management facility which provides state of the art solution to the project management complexity.
BIM can bridge the information loss associated with handling a project from the design team to the construction team and subsequently to the facility owner/operator, by allowing each group to add to and reference back to all information they acquire during their period of contribution to the BIM model. This can yield benefits to the facility owner or operator.
The traditional building design is mainly reliant upon two-dimensional technical drawings (plans, elevations, sections, etc.). Building information modeling extends this even beyond 3D, adding the three primary spatial dimensions (width, height, and depth) with time as the fourth dimension and cost as the fifth, BIM, therefore, covers more than just geometry. It also includes spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components like manufacturers’ details, etc., to the model.
BIM represents the design as combinations of “objects,” generic or product-specific, solid shapes or void-spaces, that carries their geometry, relations, and attributes. BIM design tools allow extraction of different views from a building model for drawing production and other uses. These different views are automatically consistent, being based on a single definition of each object. BIM software also defines objects parametrically; that is, the objects are defined as parameters and relations to other objects so that if a related object is amended, dependent ones will automatically also change. Each model element can carry features for selecting and ordering them automatically, providing cost estimates as well as material tracking and ordering.
For the professionals involved in a project, BIM enables a virtual information model to be handed from the design team (architects, landscape architects, surveyors, civil, structural and building services engineers, etc.) to the main contractor and subcontractors. Then on to the owner/operator; each professional adds discipline-specific data to the single shared model. This reduces information losses that traditionally occurs when a new team takes ‘ownership’ of the project, and provides more extensive information to owners of complex structures.