Every build needs a project manager. It might be you, it be a builder or it might be a professional Project Manager. Make sure that whoever it is understands the requirements of the role properly. If it’s not you then be clear what you expect. To help, we run a FREE course on How To Manage Your Build
Part of the role is managing information so make sure you have all your project paperwork, and there will be quite a lot of it to hand. Some of it’s a bout managing people and expectations around quality of work and some of the role is about managing the unknown, the later delivery, the missing items and the plasterer whose gone on holiday for half term week.
It is possible to work on site safely at the moment providing appropriate measures are taken and there is good advice available on this from the Construction Leadership Council
The key thing is to not flood the site with trades so that those present are content to work and maintain an appropriate social distance from each other. We have noticed that groundworkers are particularly keen to keep working – the weather is warming up and it is relatively easy for them to work safely providing they travel to site separately. Whether work can continue on your site will depend on the stage you are at and whether the supply chain can provide you with the materials you need. Most construction product suppliers are closed at the moment or supplying only to essential projects.
Our factory is closed at the moment but we are planning to re-open as soon as it is sensible to do so. We are in daily discussion with our supply chain to make sure that we have all the materials we will need available when the time is right to start up.
For the time being, however, the message remains; Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.