What is a Project Manager?

Project manager looking at blueprints
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A project manager is a role widely understood in most industries — and construction is no different: it is the person who oversees and coordinates everyone else.

They are not necessarily the most technically gifted, or the best designer or builder, but the good ones are able to recognise that their role is to coordinate and manage the best people to carry out the project and keep full focus on the external factors which often get forgotten.

Bob Branscombe

Bob is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Surveyors and with over 30-years’ experience in both self build and construction. A career spent with several main contractors and major surveying consultancies has helped reinforce his approach that cost-estimating and control are a fundamental tenet of self building. He's previously led seminars at Homebuilding  & Renovating Shows across the country.