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Team Functions, Roles and Responsibilities

By: Haseeb Jamal / On: Feb 03, 2017 / Shallow, Construction
Team Functions, Roles and Responsibilities

Construction Company Team Functions

  • Project managers (PM)
  • Superintendents
  • Schedulers
  • Estimators
  • Material expediters

Owner’s Project Team

  • Size of the owner’s project team will depend on the size and complexity of the project – small project (A/E)
  • Large highway project
    • Resident engineer
    • Inspectors
    • Surveyors
    • Quality assurance technicians

Managing Critical Activities

  • Contracts are broken down into activities for purposes of scheduling, estimating, progress control, and cost control. Large projects can have several hundred activities, or more!
  • Trick is to know which activities are critical
  • Critical activities are those that could impact the cost of the work by at least one half of one percent of the bid price:
    • For example, on a $1,000,000 project, any activity with a potential for cost over-run or under-run of $5,000 or more is by definition a critical activity.

Pareto’s 80-20 rule

  • 20% of the activities are critical and should be managed carefully
  • The other 80% will average out…

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