Tag Archives: Project Management


Here at Munday + Cramer, we offer a comprehensive project management service with all our practices in line with APM, the industry-leading body. Project management is an immensely broad discipline, encompassing many different processes. It involves coordinating multiple different stakeholders and contractors; it also involves ensuring the project is delivered on time. Strong organisational skills are therefore crucial. This job requires a great deal of logistical skill, the ability to work to tight deadlines and the ability to adapt in unexpected situations. Our multidisciplinary practice is proud to handle this part of a project for our clients. If you’d like to find out more about our services, then get in touch!

How Can Project Managers Continue To Successfully Deliver School Schemes, This Summer?


Whilst every section of society has been affected by coronavirus, those in education have been hit particularly hard. Around the globe, the pandemic has impacted over 80% of the world’s total enrolled learners. To counteract any further disruption, in the UK, the government has introduced its summer schools programme. The aim of this extra-curricular initiative is to offer those in education who have been negatively affected by the pandemic a well needed chance to catch up on their learning. But with construction schemes within schools typically carried out during school holidays, this understandably presents a conundrum for project managers. Here […]

Project Managers On Site

Tips On How To Manage Stress From Project Management Professionals


This month marks National Stress Awareness Month here in the UK and this past year, more than perhaps any other, has given us all cause to be stressed in one way or another. Whether it be the stress of managing your workload from a remote environment, the lack of certainty surrounding job futures or a whole host of other possible stressors, you’d be forgiven if things have gotten on top of you a bit – both in professional and personal settings. With that in mind, the Project Management department here at Munday + Cramer, a multidisciplinary practice based in Essex, […]

A picture of a stressed woman to mark how our project management team manage their own workplace stress.

What Might Brexit Mean For The Architectural, Building Surveying And Project Management Sectors?


Last month’s announcement of a trade deal following Brexit could (not unfairly) be described as leaving things to the very last minute. The architectural community was by-and-large against the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, with prominent industry voices having spoken out both prior to the 2016 referendum and since, on the damage they feared would be wrought as a result of the union departure. Vote to leave we did, however, and many industry bodies have therefore spent the past four years fervently preparing (or attempting to, at least) for what might lie in wait from here on in. […]

A Europea map to represent Brexit.

The Current Trends Within Project Management


Behind every great project is a manager (as any PM will take delight in telling you) and the success of any and every scheme hinges on the ability of these professionals to plan, procure, coordinate and oversee how different strands of a project come together. These managers work across a multitude of sectors and areas, covering everything from the construction of smart cities to the commitment to a greener, cleaner future. It’s worth noting that project management is far from an immutable discipline – it’s not an ancient practice from time immemorial, never to be changed. It’s constantly evolving and […]

A wall reading 'projects' to represent project management.

CIF Funding Put To Work At Chatham Grammar School, In Kent.


As a practice, there are few things more satisfying than when a client, for whom we’ve secured a successful bid application, gets to put that hard-earned capital to use in their school. That’s been the case at Chatham Grammar School, in Kent, who with Munday + Cramer’s help, successfully secured £2.3M of CIF funding, back in 2019. The school broke ground recently, putting the wheels of months’ worth of work firmly into motion. What Is Ground-Breaking? The process of ground-breaking isn’t particularly groundbreaking, we’re afraid! It’s a term used in construction circles when physical construction work begins on a project. […]

CIF funding enabled Chatham Grammar to break ground on their project recently.

What Exactly is Project Management, and Why Is It Necessary?


Project management is an incredibly broad term, however in design and construction circles it represents an immensely crucial role. The very success of a project more often than not hinges on the quality of the project manager. A good project manager will effectively collaborate with involved stakeholders, ensure that regulations and compliance checklists are adhered to, as well as tackling any unexpected issues on the project should they arise. A couple of weeks back, we took a deep dive into the architectural design process which, itself, is something intrinsically linked to project management. Now, though, we want to examine the […]

A Gantt chart used for project management.

The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals


In recent years, we’ve seen a marked increase in the coverage of mental health issues in the general public discourse. This has been wonderful to see and, speaking plainly, something that was long overdue. After all, mental health is something that’s omnipresent and its associated conditions – anxiety and depression, for example – don’t discriminate when it comes to who they impact. They affect anybody. A person’s mental wellbeing is something that’s impacted upon by many different factors, and ensuring positive mental wellbeing should be paramount within the workplace. Here at Munday + Cramer, whether it be our CIAT-qualified technicians, […]

The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals Such As Building Surveyors

The Importance Of Hiring Qualified Architectural Technicians & Surveyors


Whatever sector or industry you’re in, as a business, accreditation is important. This is especially true in the surveying and architectural sector. Surveying and architectural accreditations (RIBA qualified architects, for example) ensure that projects are completed in complete compliance with industry regulation and that they’re finished to an impeccably high standard, leaving no loose ends in the process. When it comes to architectural services, there are several key accreditations to look out for; if individuals or practices don’t hold these qualifications, then hiring them can be a large risk. The first accreditation is the CIAT, the Chartered Institute of Architectural […]

A Building Benefitting From RIBA Qualified Architects

MUGAs and Artificial Sports Surfaces


In recent years, Munday + Cramer have seen a marked increase in the installation of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and artificial sports surfaces within schools. With childhood obesity now a recognised problem, schools are placed under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to tackling this. Successes in Rio for our Olympic and Paralympic teams have also had a significant effect on young people’s interest in sport. The UK’s infamous weather means schools are increasingly looking for ways to ensure sports facilities are available all year round. Historically, a school’s choice for outdoor sports areas has been limited to tarmacked playgrounds and […]

bad weather showing the need for artificial sports surfaces

M+C gain Diocese of Westminster Approval


Munday + Cramer have this week been notified that they will be joining the Diocese of Westminster’s approved consultants panel. This seal of approval follows a raft of new instructions; particularly with academies and Multi-Academy Trusts across London and the South-East. The multi-disciplinary building surveying and architectural practice have worked with a number of Diocesan schools in recent years. Most notably St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, where Munday + Cramer have successfully delivered a range of schemes in the past 15 years. In addition to largely re-modelling the school over the years, specific projects completed include: A new entrance and […]

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