Since leaving school, I've been with Studio DB, starting out as a member of the furniture installation team. While working, I undertook postgraduate studies and gradually progressed to my current position as a Preconstruction Project Manager.
An example of a recent project I was involved in during the preconstruction phase, we worked on a commercial office fit-out for a major corporate client. Throughout this project, we encountered several significant challenges, one of which was managing the project budget while meeting the client's financial objectives.
To address this challenge, we had to work closely with the client and use our expertise to make smart decisions regarding product specifications. We were also able to identify areas where we could save costs, such as through our tender process, in order to pass on these savings to our client and ensure that the project stayed on track.
Successfully managing project budgets and financial goals is always a critical aspect of preconstruction work, and our team's ability to navigate this challenge was essential to the success of the project as a whole.
We maintain clear communication by conducting weekly internal and external Preconstruction Group (PCG) meetings to ensure that any issues are promptly addressed. We encourage open communication among all parties involved throughout the preconstruction process.