Once again, GNGrup has participated in the XXIV edition of one of the most important Project Management events #Project2023. We thank CESINE Jornadas and Metros2 Magazine for giving us the opportunity to participate with Justo Marín’s presentation on project monitoring vis-à-vis the property or the operator.
The opening speech was given by Álvaro González, delegate councilor of the Housing Policies Area of the Madrid City Council. González highlighted the need for collaboration between the Administration and the private sector and valued the efforts of the Madrid local government to streamline bureaucratic procedures in administrative processes related to residential promotion.
The technical panel was moderated by Miguel Ángel Falcón, managing director Spain at Lysander, and included Álvaro Otero, Real Estate partner at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; Gregorio Dïaz, technical director of Inmobiliaria Espacio; Francisco Cerén, general director of Bilba; and Justo Marín, director of Project Management at GNGrup.
In the first intervention, dedicated, Álvaro Otero pointed out the need for all the parties involved to understand each other throughout the construction process, from planning, during the work, and in the final settlement. None of them should impose their criteria and all must be respected in their respective responsibilities.
The technical director of Espacio, responsible for such emblematic projects as the Canalejas Complex, spoke of project management understood as “360º support”. Projects must be tackled with a multidisciplinary team capable of capturing the client’s needs and writing them down on a blank piece of paper so that the promoter can decide in which area they are going to work with the project manager. He highlighted the way BIM technology has given agility to projects.
The third intervention, by Francisco Cerén, was dedicated to the new relationships between developer and builder and collaborative processes. Cerén explained the main difficulties that the construction sector is going through are the increase in the cost of materials, the lack of specialized labor and political instability. These challenges, Cerén assured, force agents in the sector to be flexible and work together in collaborative processes that are a sum of well-regulated processes. In this task, project managers are key because they achieve a balance that represents a cultural change in the sector.
Finally, Justo Marín, from GNGrup, spoke about project monitoring (Project Monitoring), which seeks to monitor compliance with project objectives from a broad point of view. Project monitoring protects the client’s interests by identifying and advising on project risks. At the same time, it is anticipated, as an early warning system, to be able to inform the client of possible problems that may arise from a technical or financial point of view.