A Project Manager Will Save You Time, Money And Stress
The TV building shows are always popular. We watch people trying to manage a renovation or new-build themselves. You see the odd choices they make and think you would never do that. You could do a better project management job than they did.
Besides, a Project Manager (PM) is going to cost. Money will be tight so you might want to save money and do the management yourself.
What could possibly go wrong?
Lots can go wrong if the works are not project managed properly. Building a house or a major renovation, will have unexpected challenges and problems. We watch the shows because we want to see what big problems arise and what goes wrong. Your building project will probably be no different.
Consider these reasons why it pays to use an experienced Project Manager.
Better Budgeting And Financial Control
Again, on the TV shows, they always go way over budget. Can you afford that?
Finance for any renovation or building project is critical. A quantity surveyor can assess the cost of materials but they don’t know labour costs. A builder will provide a quote but people usually choose the lowest-priced offer. They don’t understand the different variance clauses which can have a big financial impact.
People often change the design, or materials after the project has started. This is very expensive. For example, different tapware can cost a thousand dollars more.
An experienced PM will do more than manage the budget. They will anticipate what could go wrong. One example is older homes which may have asbestos. Asbestos can easily cost $10,000 on your project. An experienced project manager will think about that and will budget for it at the start.
Experience And Knowledge
You will run into difficulties while your building project. The question is how do you cope with these difficulties when they arise?
A builder might have a cheap option knowing the money is tight, but is that the best long-term solution? How would you know?
A professional PM using their experience can give independent advice. This may be same as the builder or be a better option. An experienced PM can manage problems and create a good solution.