To ensure that our clients are not overburdened
by unnecessary information, we employ an organizational structure
whereby the Project Manager interfaces directly with the client’s
representative. Hence he co-ordinates the activities of all design
consultants and reports straight to the client.
Over time, this has been found to be of immeasurable
value. The scenario can be diagrammatically represented as follows:
Furthermore, the need for lateral co-ordination
at design level implies a management function, which could be provided
by the Job Architect or Project Manager. This will depend on the
size and complexity of the works.
Essentially, the Principal’s function would
be to bring to bear on the project his diverse experience in overall
appreciation and development. This will be in addition to the foremost
function of overall co-ordination and motivation. He will also receive
and analyse reports that require top-level management decisions.