Project Management

We see a project through its entire life cycle of planning, approvals, funding and delivery. Our people have earned a reputation for proactive project management and strategic foresight. Our strengths lie in them, their experience, our systems and our approach.

“Connect Project Management have quickly and seamlessly integrated themselves into our Corporate Real Estate Construction section and already delivered the undeliverable, being complex projects in a compressed time- frame all within budget. Their professionalism and attitude are fundamental to the successful outcomes they repeatedly achieve, and I look forward to CONNECT’s ongoing involvement in our capital program of works.”

Mike Lange

Director Global Real Estate Development, HAVI Logistic


Defining the needs of the project is the first step to establish a project timeline, allocate project resources, and set project goals. Only with these defined steps, you will be able to understand the work that needs to be done, meaning, the scope of the project needs to be defined.

Project scope – it is important first to establish the objectives of the project. There are several objectives that could be central to a project; CONNECT ensures the team delivers results according to the specified features or functions.

Once that is done, team members can be allocated tasks and provided direction to deliver a project in the given time and budget.


Time management & programming is the process of organizing and implementing a strategy related to the time required for work activities on a project. Effective time management is essential to successfully and efficiently meeting budget and program targets, as well as achieving profitability.

During this stage, all work activities should be properly understood, and planned in detail to optimize the allocation of resources and reduce the potential for ‘unknowns’. Estimates can then be made of how long each activity will take. This is critical to the setting of milestones and deadlines, for allocation of resources, and for determining the pricing of contracts and cashflow requirements.


CONNECT recognizes that risks exist and actively manage them; this is an indication of good project management not an admission of failure.

By looking ahead at potential events that may impact on the project and by putting actions in place to address and mitigate them, CONNECT can pro-actively manage risks and increase the chances of successfully delivering the project.


CONNECT is used to manage consultants, vendors and contractors, to ensure activities such as selecting vendors, negotiating contracts, controlling costs, reducing vendor-related risks and ensuring service delivery.

Our clients benefit of highly professional vendor network, specialized in all fields required to deliver a successful project.


In order that project budgets can be satisfied, programs achieved, and designs properly coordinated and communicated, CONNECT recognizes, design process needs to be planned and controlled. Problems can occur where there is missing information, poorly communicated information, inconsistencies between documentation, poor resource allocation, poor decision making due to inadequate information, and so on.


Develop procurement strategies and manage tender processes including tender documentation, management of tender, tender evaluation; contract advisory and contract negotiation.


Once construction has commenced, CONNECT schedule and manage regular on-site construction meetings between the consultants, ourselves as the client’s representative, the general contractor and the client (if desired). Regular meetings will include site inspections to monitor the quality of work and adherence to the project schedule. This allows for issues to be identified and resolved weekly by the team in the field. Weekly meeting minutes and action items will be created and issued to the team. These meeting minutes provide the framework for documenting decisions as well as providing weekly action items for the team to complete.

If desired by the client, monthly reports can be generated which include progress photos, a recap of field progress and critical issues as well as a summary of the project schedule and budget.

In addition to site inspections and weekly meetings, we will conduct detailed reviews of potential change orders, negotiate final costs with the general contractor and make final recommendations to our client with regards to approval or rejection.

CONNECT also closely monitor the project progress against the established project schedule. Should issues arise or the contractor fall behind schedule, we work with the general contractor to negotiate and orchestrate a recovery plan and then closely monitor the recovery progress until the project is back on schedule.


CONNECT is aware that, project close-out is a critical time in the life of a construction project. During construction project close-out, any final change orders are completed, the work site is cleaned up and prepared for occupancy, the owner’s staff is trained on all necessary equipment, all documentation related to the project is organized and turned over to the owner, and any necessary inspections are completed.

Through effective organization and oversight, many of the potential problems associated with project closeout can be avoided from the beginning.

Managing the construction project close-out process requires open communication and effective planning. Working with CONNECT team that understands the importance of project close-out management can help avoid costly delays and ensure that your project is completed smoothly and seamlessly.