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Project Management


Successful Project Management requires the application of experience, skills and techniques to control and coordinate the many parts of the project to give the Owner a building constructed on time, within budget and to the required quality.

The list set out below is typical of services provided for the Project Management of a construction project.

Following discussion with the building Owner, details of the project and the Owner’s precise requirements can be established.

The following list assumes that finance for the project is in place and the appropriate contracting strategy has been decided upon. Advice on these matters can also be provided, if required, together with advice on such matters as operating and maintenance costs.

The following list also assumes a traditional form of construction, i.e. design carried out by the Owner’s consultants and appointment of a main contractor for the whole of the Works. The Project Management services necessarily vary with other contracting strategies such as Design and Build and Management Contracting.

  • Preparation of Conditions of Contract and Contract documents.


  • Preparation of packages for tender and invitations to tender.


  • Analysis and negotiation of tenders and recommendations to Owner.


  • Coordination of design with the Owner’s design consultants and ensuring that design is available when required, both for tender and construction purposes.


  • Monitoring progress of the design.


  • Coordinating ongoing design queries throughout the project with the designers.


  • Alternatives for progressing the project prior to completion of design and dealing with late design information.


  • Liaison and coordination with all parties involved in the construction process.


  • Coordination and management of all aspects of construction. This can include such matters as:


    • Construction supervision
    • Quality control
    • Commissioning
    • Fitting out

  • Progress and programme monitoring. This is an essential aspect of good Project Management in order to identify programme slippage at an early date and to plan the necessary corrective actions.


  • Dealing with the Contractor on all cost and time issues. Investigation of alternatives and options to control and / or overcome potential over-runs in cost or time.


  • Advice to the Owner on the potential time and cost effects of variations and other issues which arise during the construction process.


  • Value engineering.


  • Regular advice to the Owner on all contractual and commercial matters.


  • Full commercial control of the Contract including interim payments, variation measurement and pricing, claims handling and avoidance and final accounts. These services are also provided for Nominated Sub-contractors where these are used.


  • Dispute avoidance and resolution.


  • Regular reporting to the Owner on the cost to date and the projected costs to completion, projected completion dates and potential delays, and risks to the project.


  • Provision of specialist services or sub-consultants as may be required.

The Cannonway Group has a substantial pool of skilled resources available through its links with Project Chambers and can provide these Project Management services on behalf of clients, either utilizing these resources or through the use of sub-consultants. Cannonway will ensure that an effective project management team is employed to achieve the desired result.



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