What Is Construction Engineering and Project Management?

Construction engineers and project managers are the bridge between the design team and the procurement team. Their projects range from commercial business or housing construction to airport design to highway and bridge construction.

Before a project can begin, a construction engineer and project manager may go to the job site and do what is called a survey. The survey is done to look for environmental issues that can make the project harder. Such environmental issues include things like pollution, drainage, and destruction of habitats such as wetlands.

During the survey, they also look into the laws and codes in the area. This is an important step to make sure that the project follows all local and state laws. The construction engineer and project manager will work together with government agencies, environmental associations and contractors to put together a report before the project can begin.

After the report is submitted and the company decides to move forward with the project, the construction engineer and project manager will put together teams of engineers and contractors to begin working on the project. They use construction software to evaluate the project design. They also organize a budget and a schedule.

Sometimes, a construction engineer and project manager will investigate the job site to make sure everything is going to plan. They often meet with their teams to discuss any issues so they may solve them before moving on to the next step. Throughout the project, they evaluate their progress and make any needed changes so they can meet deadlines.


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