Summit Contracting Group hosts an annual symposium for our project managers where they discuss standard procedures, share lessons learned and discuss the merits of best practices. The role of a project manager in multifamily construction may differ a little from company to company. At Summit, our Project Managers provide essential strategy to see the project through from preconstruction to final transfer to the owner.
At the meeting, our standard procedure items discussed include the intricacies of critical path scheduling, project budgeting and accounting. We also review Summit’s waterproofing standards, as a key focus for making us successful at building in the South.
The annual meeting is also a great time to introduce new resources. New this year was an in-depth session on planning for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to meet fire code requirements for emergency response in multifamily developments.
Leadership and Communication Flow: The Project Manager is the main point of contact for the project, building and maintaining strong relationships between owners, architects, engineers, and subcontractors. They maintain a seamless flow of communication and productivity between the field and our clients.
Cost Control Strategy: Project Managers provide and implement a strategy to keep the project on schedule and within budget. They provide cost control and oversight for all phases of construction: from the buyout of subcontracts and materials, to site work, framing, finishing and the turn-over to our client.
Quality and Risk Management: Summit’s Project Managers work closely with Superintendents to minimize exposure and risk with Summit’s safety and quality control standards.
Passion for Construction: There is nothing more satisfying than completing a large apartment community, and knowing you had a hand in its quality construction. Project Managers are the strategists who lead the team with an efficient plan. Along with the Superintendents and project team, they bring a project to life from the drawings through to foundation, framing, and finishes.