Construction Industry Project Management: Priority 3 — Planning
In my previous article on the topic of construction industry projects, I explained the differences between tier 1 contractors (generally projects and sales volumes over US$ 100 million), tier 2 contractors (generally projects and sales in the US$10–100 million range), and tier 3 (generally project values less than US$10 million). The following article explains the contracts and tier 1 contractor requirements for planning.
The project management plan is a contract-required submittal within the tier 1 world. As part of the project management plan, the contract between the owner and the contractor requires submittal and owner approval of the following parts: the safety plan, the procurement plan including the procurement schedule, the project quality plan in ISO 9001/2015 format, the project execution plan, the organizational chart/key employees, the project controls plan/Primavera 6 (P6) schedule, and the document control plan. A brief description of these elements and some lessons learned are included in this article.
Priority 3: Planning
In the tier 1 construction industry, the project begins when the contract for construction is signed between the owner and the contractor. Most tier 1 contracts contain between 600–1,500 pages, with many citations of supporting documents. In the case of a project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),
Please log in or sign up below to read the rest of the article.