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07 May 2015
Certain Factors That Every Construction Company Must Follow
Certain Factors That Every Construction Company Must Follow

Civil contractors service the large resources sector, inclusive of Iron Ore, Oil and Gas, Power and Construction, primarily providing Civil and Structural, Shut Maintenance and Specialist Labour to assist customers in achieving successful project and company goals.

Civil contractors are required to abide by rules and regulations when carrying out construction work. 

A construction project manager is responsible for coordinating the construction of large civil projects such as Road Construction; Bridge Construction; Pipelaying Projects; Rail and Airport Projects and large housing developments. They make and interpret plans, supervise and direct people working on the project, control costs and payments and negotiate with building owners and subcontractors. 

Project Managers may also work as project planners, estimators, project administrators or as technical sales representatives. They sometimes work as civil inspectors, making sure that the construction is going to plan; or as civil site managers on large commercial projects. Some are self-employed as contractors.

Some of the Tasks Carried Out by a Construction Project Manager are, But Not Limited to:

  • Provide skilled assistance to builders and construction managers by interpreting and carrying out directions for planning and organising building projects.
  • Interpret building plans, regulations and codes of practice to direct progress of the work, making sure that specifications and regulations are followed, and proper methods and materials are used.
  • Calculate costs and estimate completion times to prepare tenders – arrange supplies of material and equipment.
  • Draw up detailed programs for site works and the coordination of building workers.
  • Record building progress and variations from the design drawings or specifications.
  • Negotiate with sub-contractors and report to clients and Engineers.

Listed Below Are the Some of the Governing Bodies That Are Responsible For Construction Projects:

  • Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
  • Australian Building Codes Board
  • Australian Paint Approval Scheme
  • Commercial Building Disclosure
  • Ecology Sustainability Development Design Guide for Office and Pubic Buildings
  • Fair Work Building and Construction
  • Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme
  • Painting contractors certification program
  • Water efficiency guide: Office and Public Building.

Each state and territory has its own regulations concerning mining construction. Obtaining permits is quite costly and approved procedures are to be followed before any construction can begin. Mining companies need large capital investments to ensure the process of building is maintained from beginning to end.

Mining companies have to follow all regulations precisely, ensuring they have the correct permits and supply all documentation, drawings and proposals to the governing bodies. Strict occupational health and safety rules also need to be enforced. Companies need to follow sound environmental practices and have a community focus to ensure positive relations with surrounding communities and the general public.

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have a website full of resources listing all of the processes, policies, acts and procedures needed in mining construction.

The processes involved in mining construction are time consuming, costly and intricate. Mining companies have to ensure their data analysis is correct and plan policies and procedures that will aid the environment, the surrounding communities, the local mining community, as well as shareholders and stakeholders.

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