The job of a construction manager entails a great responsibility in many aspects. A successful project execution requires his involvement from the first phases until the end of the process. Analytical skills, logical reasoning, and proactive behavior are some of the abilities that define a construction manager.
In collaboration with a Spanish construction company, Civil Stone, we have analyzed several civil projects recently executed. In doing so, it is shown the performance of the tasks carried out by a construction manager in real cases. We will see how to elaborate a technical and economic plan, make a good organization and manage the resources to get a successful project. In other words, we will see how to lead a project and overcome the challenges that may appear.
What can be concluded from the analysis performed is that the execution of a project is a complex process. Work on the previous steps, as choose the accesses to the work site and its perimeter fence, or examine the project items, all of them are the responsibility of the construction manager. It will be seen that it is necessary to adapt to new situations to have control of the work at all times.
The aim of this thesis is to help those engineers who are doing their initial steps in the world of construction, especially civil projects. Through real experiences, they will have a first contact with the procedures that must be followed in every project, as well as how to solve problems efficiently.