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Construction companies that have grown organically often become more disorganized as people are added. With more projects and clients, staff are often added to handle the increased workload, but the company often doesn’t take time to ensure that new employees understand all of the responsibilities of their role, or how tasks are supposed to be accomplished. Many times, they are left to ‘work it out on their own’ or wind up doing things the way they did them for a previous employer. This can lead to inefficiency, confusion and even lost profits.
Trying to figure it out on your own can be a slow and stressful process. If you want to see results faster, there is another way.
With our systematic and comprehensive approach, we begin by identifying inefficiencies that exist within our clients’ organizations. We then help clients define the roles & responsibilities in their organization and align these with optimized business processes to create a complete system to operate their business.
In order to operate successfully and profitably, the best companies find ways to standardize, systematize and automate as many processes as possible. Profitability is directly related to repeatability: getting everyone in the organization operating the same way. When everyone is aligned and operating in unison, then it becomes easier to add people (superintendents, project managers, estimators, accountants, administrators) and achieve consistent and repeatable results. By getting everyone aligned and operating from the same model of processes and systems, the business becomes more efficient and easier for owners to manage.
For construction companies, effective project management is essential for every successful project. When you’re evaluating the performance of your current Project Managers, or looking to hire a PM for your construction team, how do you do it? What are the key skills, competencies, and deliverables that you expect them to possess? How do you measure their performance and determine where they may need training or support?
Based on years of hands-on experience in Construction Project Management (performing, recruiting, managing, and evaluating the performance of individuals and teams), we have identified and teach the essential skills that are common among the most successful Construction Project Managers.
Ascent provides specific training in budgeting, forecasting, procurement, subcontracting and risk management strategies. We teach our clients to avoid project failure by providing the tools and knowledge needed to succeed.
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