Starting a Project

by David J. Williams, (F.ASCE),

Part of: Preparing for Project Management: A Guide for the New Architectural Engineering Project Manager in Private Practice


Project start-up marks the end of the planning activities and the beginning of the project. The PM must take the steps necessary to set up job numbers, job data sheets, assemble data needed by the project team, set up the project record, and brief the project team. A considerable volume of specific project information should be available at the start of the project. This includes: client organization, description, goals, plans, etc.; planning and feasibility studies; programming data; site studies, surveys, and previous plans; technical data; technical and construction standards; codes, standards, and regulations. It is the PM's responsibility to collect this information and make it available to the project team.

Subject Headings: Project management | Team building | Standards and codes | Feasibility studies | Construction sites | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Site surveys


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