Civil engineering projects is design to accommodate multipurpose which involved short term benefits or long term benefits. As an example infrastructure development like southern expressway project which is used to facilitate the transportation which solving high density traffic around major cities and journey will be finished with reasonable time, user’s can switching to new road, property development along the road, new town development around the interchanging points etc… as short term benefits.
Development of country though different kind of field like more and more investors come and investing in Sri Lanka, via thousand’s of job opportunities granted for the citizens as well increasing production s of country etc.., can be shown as long term benefits, while maintaining least impact for the environment and peoples who are living near the highway and those who are losing their properties due to development of project. While many people link the discipline of civil engineering with public works projects, civil engineering projects can also take place in the private sector, as when a firm constructs a section of the project or sub constructions firms those who doing the specific task or activity of the project.
Civil engineering projects are taking place on a very diverse scale all over the Sri Lanka. Some examples of civil engineering projects include: updating a city’s sewage processing system to accommodate a growing population with sanitation, constructions of canals to control flood in urban & sub urban areas, constructing a fly over bridges to overcome the traffic jams in conjunctions, widening a roadway to full fill the future traffic growth etc…
There are many disciplines within the very broad field of civil engineering, and projects also typically involve input from other experts as well as a civil engineer, with an engineering firm supervising the civil engineering project to ensure that it is done correctly.
Civil engineering utilizes math and science to serve growth of the human population or future requirement (specific time 50, 100 years, etc) in some way. Civil engineers are very concerned with the safety and efficiency of every civil engineering project, and they are also engaged in making projects which are designed to be lasting, which means that they must be flexible enough to accommodate changing usage needs in addition to being very sturdy and built to meet or exceed safety requirements.
Project may involve three parties most of the time in foreign funded project as government body, consultant or engineer & contractor. The success of the Civil engineering project urgently depends on civil engineering project management solely on above mentioned bodies and the good technical staff of contractor.
Civil engineering project management is a set of techniques and methodologies used for the construction or repair specified tasks. The techniques used are often refined project management skills, due to the high level of complexity and low error tolerance on these projects. Civil engineering is an engineering discipline that is focused primarily on the development and implementation of infrastructure and systems to support a community of people.
Contracting of suppliers, construction firms, and professional staff is a complex, multi-stage process for any large project. In civil engineering project management, additional steps are required. As the project funding is government based, there are often specific requirements included in the funding agreement surrounding the procurement process, licensing requirements, insurance and more.
Take the time to review the agreement in detail and highlight the applicable sections. Many civil engineering project managers work with procurement specialists, who are responsible for managing the contracting and tendering process.
Sri Lankan government requirements are often provided as a specific section of the agreement. This may include project milestones, press announcements, confidentiality clauses, financial reporting, and other processes. Progress reports can be quarterly, monthly, bi weekly even weekly. Compliance is required both to receive payment on the current project and to be considered for future opportunities.
Civil engineering project management guidelines include an increased level of documentation. There are two reasons for this, project length and government reporting requirements. A civil engineering project can have a very long time frame, as project scope tends to be very broad. As a result, there is an additional reliance on written documentation for everything from change orders to receipt of materials.