Services
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General

Need support with your construction projects, real estate or contract management?
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Advising

  • Measuring quantities
  • Condition measurement
  • Property management
  • Contract management
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Project management

  • Program requirements
  • Cost estimates
  • Request for quotation and tendering
  • Project management
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Project supervision

  • Management
  • Supervise
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A contractor with a belt full of tools walks up a ladder to inspect the roof of a residential home.

Everyone thought it was impossible until someone arrived who didn't know

In project management, managing the process is usually paramount. But I don’t think this is enough for housing, maintenance, renovation, sustainability and (re) design projects.
My added value is therefore to support you in expectation management, clear reports for control and influence on the project, thinking along with optimal solutions and clear and clear communication in word and writing. In addition, you can also contact me for advice and project supervision.

Check out which freelance services I offer here.

Processes of project management

Processes

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Build team

The team

This process is all about putting together a project team and enabling individuals to work together effectively. This requires leadership skills from the project manager. It also requires the willingness of the project team members to cooperate constructively in the event of conflicts. A conflict can arise due to, among other things, sometimes conflicting interests.

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Project organization

Organisation

In this process, attention is paid to determining and recording the tasks and powers of all project team members. The client is expected to remain involved in the project for the duration of the project.

3

Creating support

Surroundings

For a project manager, the delivery of a result desired by the client is central. This result should help the client to bring him or her closer to his or her intended goal. For a project to land in its vicinity, support is needed from those involved. The project manager ensures timely, active and targeted involvement of the environment.

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Determining the working method

Method

The core of project-based work is to focus on a previously agreed result. If the result to be delivered is clear, the work to be performed can be inventoried. Sometimes it is advisable to phase that work. In order to ensure that the project is manageable and that the result meets the client’s wishes, agreements must be made about the management of the project in terms of time, money, quality, information and organization. And decision moments are established for the client.

Advising

Advising

We sincerely listen to your wishes and needs and work together towards your goals. Thinking along as if it were our own building, coming up with surprising solutions and making our customers more than satisfied. That gives us energy!

Measuring quantities

By recording on location and / or measuring construction drawings, we can determine the building parts and components of your building (s) and measure the quantities thereof. This can be used as a basis for the condition assessment and your multi-year maintenance estimate.

Condition measurement
In accordance with the NEN 2767 standard, condition measurement is the instrument for objectively and uniformly measuring the physical quality of construction and installation parts of buildings and / or infrastructure.

Such a condition measurement is a kind of “checklist” with which the technical condition of a building or infrastructural component can be measured. So that goes according to NEN 2767.

Accurate mapping of the technical condition of your property is the basis for your effective management and maintenance.

Property management

Organizing the real estate portfolio and centralizing real estate management is high on the agenda for our clients. Putting the property portfolio in order starts with an extensive inventory of the total of buildings and land.

What is the division in costs and implementation of all the planned, large, corrective, preventive, complaints and change maintenance of your property? After the inventory has been made, more steps will follow to achieve professional property management.

Contract management

I can make an inventory of your existing contract management and provide you with insight, showing how your organization actually functions in practice. This provides insight into how the contracts have been drawn up for the contractors (e.g. is this in line with the organizational policy, does the requested work comply with the prevailing laws and regulations, etc.) and how the costs per maintenance are divided.

On this basis, I can advise you in joint consultation in optimizing contract management.

Project management

In project management, managing the process is usually paramount. But I don’t think this is enough for housing, maintenance, renovation, sustainability and (re) design projects.

My added value is therefore to support you in expectation management, clear reports for control and influence on the project, thinking along with optimal solutions and clear and clear communication in word and writing.

Program requirements

In procurement processes it is desirable to have a good schedule of requirements (a PoR). A good PoR ensures that the implementation goes better. Requirements must be unambiguously and clearly formulated. If this is not the case, discussion may arise later about what exactly is intended; the supplier has interpreted the requirement differently as intended.

A good PoR contains requirements but also wishes. All requirements must be met, only the price is still distinctive between suppliers. Requirements do not have to be met, but if they are, this is of added value for the client.

The requirements are preferably described as functionally as possible in a PoR. The objectives are also preferably described in clear terms.

I can arrange for you to draw up a good, clear and clear PoR.

Cost estimates

The projects I work on are very diverse, including projects that are complex and require substantial investments. With every design choice, there is a balance between quality, efficiency and budget. In order to help you as a client in making a well-considered choice to prevent budget overruns, I prepare various cost estimates. These cost estimates range from global to detailed, depending on the stage the project is in.

By drawing up a market-based cost estimate, I can provide a reliable insight into the expected project costs. At the design stage of the project, this can be a budget estimate including all uncertainties. When the plans are more concrete, I can prepare global cost estimates. You can use these financial statements to understand the financial feasibility of the design and to determine the budgets for project execution.

Request for quotation and tendering

A competitive purchasing process is labor-intensive, time-consuming and errors are not allowed. This places high demands on the team that carries out a tender. The challenge is to formulate realistic specifications with a razor-sharp formulation of requirements and wishes that are in line with the offer from the market.

I can carry out the request for quotation, both single and multiple requests, as well as tenders on your behalf as client. This means that the correct (internal) purchasing process and procedures are adhered to and that quotations are assessed objectively and in the correct manner.

Project management

In project management, managing the process is usually paramount. But I don’t think this is enough for housing, maintenance, renovation, sustainability and (re) design projects.

My added value is therefore to support you in expectation management, clear reports for control and influence on the project, thinking along with optimal solutions and clear and clear communication in word and writing.

Management
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Project supervision

Good and accurate project supervision is crucial to realize a project within a certain timeframe and on the basis of the set goals. During the entire process I manage all parties involved, such as subcontractors and I monitor the planning, implementation, quality, costs and the consultation with the client.

I have years of experience in expert project management. Your project is in safe hands with me. From management to supervision.

Management

An important phase begins with the realization of a project. All disciplines and specialisms are physically brought together in order to actually realize the (specific and unique) project objective. An often one-off collaboration of advisers and contractors, each individually selected on price and quality.

They have different interests that are not always in line with the interests of the client or the end user. However, the progress and quality of the construction project should always prevail over individual interests.

During implementation, the supervisor, together with the supervisor, is responsible for the day-to-day and independent management of this process, and they encourage the various parties on behalf of the client to deliver the optimal performance together.

This requires clear and strong leadership. Based on my knowledge of and experience in construction, I proactively manage connections between parties, and I am critical of the quality of the end result and of alleged additional costs.

Supervising

Architectural supervision is the control during construction work.

In construction, the desired result is often not achieved without checking agreements and quality. The following applies: “Prevention is better than cure.”

Contractors are certified and the principles formulated (by consultants) are considered to be clear. Nevertheless, close monitoring appears to be necessary. Not only the client but also the other construction partners benefit from this. I can supervise your project on your behalf as a client.

The starting point is that all parties involved strive for the agreed quality. All too often it turns out that there are major differences between the parties involved, particularly with regard to the perception of quality. One of the factors in this respect is that in most cases construction is carried out by various parties, each of which gives substance to results, security, quality and image in their own way. The very fact that every construction process and every building is unique in terms of size, organization, complexity, time frame and budget, this requires adequate and continuous coordination.

Timely and clear consultation during the implementation phase and structured documentation are of decisive importance.

Pitfalls

Just starting without a good and supported project plan.

Not describing the project result or product concretely enough.

Vague plans for Time, Money, Quality, Information and Organization.

A client who does not have the necessary mandate and is not involved.

Team members without commitment, time and knowledge.

Results that change without the client accepting the consequences.

Lack of regular consultation between client and project manager.

A project without support from users.

Pitfalls

FAQ

Project management is the term that refers to the efficient management of projects. Smart management of projects is important for any organization that works on a project basis.

The benefits of project management? Your organization will become more efficient and will therefore achieve its objectives faster and with higher quality.

In general, the execution of a project consists of several phases. From preparation and planning to implementation and completion. Nevertheless, a suitable method must be sought for every project. That is where the challenge lies for the project manager!

There are quite a few methods for managing a project. Many project management approaches have similar characteristics and use the same principles.

Similarities
Some characteristics common to project management methods:

Thinking and acting from a result,
Separation of responsibility for goal and result,
Determining and recording the work to be carried out in advance,
Think first, then act
Focused on collaboration and not negotiation,
Balance between man and method,
In the meantime choose to stop or continue,
Early involvement of users and administrators in the project,
Review of the progress of the project.

Methods
There are different project management methods. Some examples are: EVO, IPMA, OPEN, PRINCE2 and PMBoK. In ICT we also know a number of project management methods, such as Agile and Scrum. These are aimed at software development. Each method has different principles, themes and processes that form the basis of the project management method.

  1. Transparency (also about things that are uncertain or risky)
  2. Reliability (so “a deal is a deal”)
  3. Phased, structured approach
  4. Planning, measuring and controlling project progress based on “measurable values” (so no “vagueness”)
  5. Think first (work methodically)

You will find different figures about this in different studies, but do not be surprised if they are in line with: 2/3 of the projects exceed the budget and on average projects take twice as long as planned. Difficult with these numbers is the question when you consider a project as “failed”. Has a project that takes longer failed? Did it fail because it has become more expensive? If people are not satisfied with the result? And if the decision was made to expand the project halfway through, so that it was later completed, has it still failed?

Political elements also play a role in large projects in particular. Is the project of the construction of the North / South line a failed project? Has the introduction of VMBO education been successful or failed? Is the installation of wind turbines off the coast of IJmuiden a success or not? Depending on the political color, the answer will be positive or negative. Finally, the image in the media does not help either. It is not very interesting news to write about a project that was completed on budget and on time.

But given the statistics and imaging, we can certainly conclude that doing projects is a challenging activity!