How a project manager not only saves you time but also cost

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When you are embarking on a construction project; no matter how big or small, managing it yourself can prove to be very time-consuming and, without the necessary experience, costs can quickly mount up.

It is always a good idea to work with a project manager and there are a number of different reasons why this is something that you would want to consider. We have outlined our top five below:

1. Access to trusted contractors and suppliers

Your project manager will have a list of trusted contractors and suppliers they have worked with numerous times, and this will save you from taking the risk of employing someone who may deliver a sub-standard finish.

In addition to this, your project manager will work closely with suppliers who will be able to deliver the quality you are looking for, but often at a reduced rate. 

2. Your project manager can represent you at client meetings

Unless working in construction and on your project is your full-time occupation, you will most likely not have the time to attend all the various meetings related to your project.

Working with a project manager means that you have someone who will be able to represent you at these meetings. At Mesoni, we always take time to get to know our clients’ expectations so we can tailor our approach and achieve the results they expect.

3. Liaising with contractors and yourself

One of the core day-to-day roles of a project manager is to ensure that your project stays on track. Choosing to work with a project manager will mean you do not need to follow up with contractors, answer questions such as confirming the bath taps are in the right place, etc and monitoring the overall project plan.

Your project manager will take care of this and then report back to you as needed, either responding to queries on your behalf or reverting to you where your input is required.

4. Cost control and budgeting
Cost planning and control is a crucial part of any construction project, and this is something your project manager will monitor very closely.

As well as making sure you stay on budget, an experienced project manager will be able to provide you with recommendations on how to keep costs down whilst still delivering the finish you are aiming for.

5. Quality control

Another key role of a project manager is quality control. Your project manager will ensure that every element of the project is signed off appropriately and to a standard that will exceed your expectations.

This quality control at every element of the project will mean that the overall outcome will not only be as you would expect, but the aim is to exceed your expectations on overall quality.

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