What is a Construction Management Plan?

A construction management plan, or CMP for short, is a document that describes the building work that will be done and how the builder plans to manage the project to reduce disturbances to the surrounding community while the work is being done. These plans are becoming a standard requirement for the majority of UK councils, including those in big cities like London.

Councils frequently demand the submission of a CMP as a prerequisite for approving new developments or as a requirement for planning approval, requiring the CMP to be in place prior to the start of any on-site work.

The growing number of projects and developments in London has made construction plans more important than ever. These days, a CMP is not only necessary for big projects and developments, but it is also an essential prerequisite for any project that will probably have an influence on the surrounding neighbourhood while it is being worked on. This can be anything from a straightforward addition to a single-family home’s basement to large-scale urban renewal initiatives.

At the very least, a typical CMP offers an overview of the construction projects and their expected effects on the surrounding areas, taking into consideration proposals for traffic management, phasing, logistics, and the management of health, safety, and environmental issues within and surrounding the development.

A CMP, however, can take many forms and aims to cover every aspect of the project, including those that may not be immediately apparent but still need to be handled by the local council authority. A noise study or the administration of write-offs that weren’t necessary for the construction project are two examples of such supporting tasks. More than simply a simple blueprint, a construction management plan is essential to every aspect of a project.

In our opinion, the most effective plans are those that are developed with a thorough understanding of the construction approach.
This means that it’s critical to envision the finished structure or building along with its surroundings and to design a technique and sequencing that make sense given the site’s characteristics. This calls for the involvement of seasoned building experts who are well-versed in the construction process and who can choose the approach that best suits the project’s needs and the surrounding area.

Connecting all the project’s “dots” and making sure it is completed on schedule, within budget, and with the least amount of interruption are the main goals of the construction management plan. For this reason, having a plan in place from the start of the project is crucial. If problems are not resolved, you could have to try to fix them later on, which could result in a lot more expenses and project delays.

The size and type of the building project typically determines how complex a construction management plan needs to be, especially if demolition and/or basement construction are required.

  • Hours of operation for the site
  • Construction schedule and technique
  • Measures to be taken to restrict noise and vibration
  • appropriate handling of stormwater, air, dust, and site drainage/sediment
  • Reusing materials and managing waste on site
  • Traffic control, including swept path analysis and access routes to and from the location
  • Site-specific information that needs to be thoroughly evaluated, such as communication with nearby owners

Remember that while all of these topics are covered in a CMP, they will be modified based on the needs of the customer and the project. For every development, we make sure the construction management plan meets the needs of every client.

Building projects are frequently intricate affairs with lots of moving parts. Creating a plan that satisfies client requirements and aligns with well-defined objectives frequently involves an iterative process of comparison and change. For every project, we create a preliminary plan that we discuss with our customers in order to make sure the final plan is optimised to support the intended project delivery with the least amount of negative impact on the neighbourhood.

“How long does a Construction Management Plan take?” is a question we get asked a lot. – this is determined by the scope and intricacy of the project. Most Construction Management Plans that we complete take seven to ten working days to complete, starting from the moment project information is provided until the first draft is sent for client review.

Since the project is more complicated in this case, our team will collaborate with your project team to thoroughly determine the needs in order to deliver a precise estimate.

Get in touch with us for a quote right now if you’d like more information about the services we provide or require a cost estimate for creating a Construction Management Plan.