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Building Management: Contracting, Execution & Installation

This sector focuses on the management and actual execution of work by contracting companies, i.e.: building on construction site. There are other sectors within PUM that focus on production and supply of building materials as well as on the front-end of the building process, such as development, design, architecture, and engineering, i.e.: building on paper. Please be as specific as possible about the issues on which you wish a PUM expert's advice so that we can find the best possible match.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

COMPANY/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This relates to the actual running of the company, covering issues like organisational set-up, logistics, equipment procurement, and financial management.

CONTRACTING & TENDERING
A company needs a focus on its position in the market and on the jobs it wants to bring to that market. Staff require knowledge of marketing and of the contracts and processes to secure profitable projects.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Projects require proper preparation and need controls on time, money, quality, organisation, information & documentation, and risk. A company needs a set of managerial procedures to meet these requirements.

PROJECT PREPARATION & EXECUTION
Very often after securing a project, work is started without proper planning and preparation leading to unnecessary cost overruns and time delays, therefore every project should have three stages:
1. Design stage
2. Project preparation stage
3. On-site execution of construction in accordance with the design and preparation stages

INSTALLATION
In order for a building (or any construction) to function properly, installations specific to electricity, water, waste-water discharge, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, are required. All these items have their own unique prerequisites and need to be approached accordingly.