GLM project managers advise and represents the client and are responsible for the day-to-day management of projects. Responsibilities can include commissioning/managing the design team, procurement, planning authorities, budget, contractors, utilities, insurances, change, the lifecycle of the project and document management, tracking and reporting time, cost, quality and risk.
Business Case & Feasibility
Our team of Project Managers is highly experienced in contributing to and developing business cases for projects. This often includes testing, challenging and modifying design and procurement assumptions. The process starts with projecting costs, possibly at a stage when the design is far from developed, so sound judgment and considerable experience come into play.
Asset management is concerned with the lifetime value and performance of a property. GLM are experts in all parts of the life cycle of buildings from pre-acquisition, alteration and improvement, maintenance, space utilisation, facilities management and disposal. GLM’s multi-disciplinary team is ideally placed to help building owners to plan, optimise and protect their assets.
The Project Monitor’s role is that of advisor to the client/funder of a building project. The Project Monitor reviews project documents and attends team meetings but not as a project manager, co-ordinator or director and does not take away any project team responsibilities. The Project Monitor keeps a close watch on the risks associated with a development and protects the client’s interests.
Construction management is a procurement route in which different trade contractors are directly contracted to the client. GLM manages the process and acts as Principal Contractor. Using this approach and managing the risks at interfaces between packages, GLM has delivered projects with benefits in terms of rapid and flexible site deployment, out-turn cost and close control over the works.
Taking a lighter touch than full Project Management, this approach is appropriate where the client has some in-house capability. Our Project Coordinators will lead the consultant team and work closely with the client’s in-house project manager. This is a powerful way to deliver a project holistically, taking into account the factors of time, cost, quality and risk.
The role of contract administrator is routinely provided by GLM either within the context of a project designed by GLM or by others. The contract administrator is the individual responsible for administering a construction contract, acting as the client’s agent.
Design Team Leadership
Normally the role of Design Team leader would be undertaken as part of the architectural service but sometimes the appointment of an architect may not be appropriate such as in the case of an engineering-led project and a GLM project manager, can be ideal.
GLM can act as the contract administrator and may also formalise the client’s requirements, co-ordinate the tender process, the novation of consultants, the collation of documents for execution and the implementation of change control procedures.