The Capital Program Management (CaPM) group supports AU in evolving its buildings and systems to continue to meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff. This is achieved by implementing specialized, project management methods to manage the design, construction and the planning of a project, from its start to its end. The coordination, planning, and completion of a project regardless of its type, is essential to minimizing impacts to the university’s operations.
Every construction project has certain objectives that need to be met. The role of a CaPM project manager is fundamental and essential to provide clarity to the given objectives to prevent costly disputes and/or delays that could hinder the project’s success. This is accomplished by:
- Clearly setting the scope of the project.
- Planning a massive number of different parameters such as scheduling, performance standards, budgeting, and choosing the participants of the project.
- Executing numerous operations as a result of the effective coordination and continuous monitoring of the process (e.g. design, contracting, planning etc.).
- Building strong communication channels in order to either avoid or resolve project conflicts.
After building your project, the CaPM team will commission it to provide a facility that operates as a fully functional system.
If your team needs a construction project, email our team at 2Build@american.edu.