Stakeholders in the construction industry or otherwise, are those that might influence the project or be influenced by it or its outputs. It makes good sense for a project team to list these people or organizations, to consider in what way they might affect the project and how much power or influence they might be able to exert.
Who is a Stakeholder?
A stakeholder is any person, team, or organization who is involved or not involved but that can affect, get affected by, or understand itself to be affected by the project, strategy, or programmer.
There are two major types of stakeholders in the construction industry. It can be classified as “Direct (Internal)” and “Indirect (External)” stakeholders.
Stakeholders in the Construction Industry
|Direct Stakeholders||Indirect Stakeholders|
|Clients (Public or Private )||Government Authorities|
|Project Manager/Team||Consultation Bodies|
|Structural engineer||District Board|
|Building service engineer||Planning Authorities|
|Building Surveyor||Institutional Forces|
|Hydrographic Surveyor||Nationalized Industries|
|Contracts Manager||Local Landowners|
|Facilities Manager||Environmental Regulators|
|Town Planner||Labour Union/Association|
|Cad Operator||Transport and Infrastructure|
|Main Contractor||Waterways and Coastal Authorities|
|Site Supervisor||General Public|
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A client is a person or organization that invests the money for the constructed structure/building. We called as an owner of the Project/Building. There are two types of clients.
The government is a public client. They are doing public services such as roads, bridges, etc. The main goal of the private Client is to earn profit from their investment.
Expectations of Client
- Completion on Time
- Quality of the Work
- On Budget
Consultant / Engineer
The Client may not have enough knowledge of construction, but he would like to invest his money in the construction. Then Client requires an expert person who provides expert advice professionally. As such cases, the Client hires a consultant. Such advisors/consultants may include,
- Project managers
- Architects (Designers)
- Engineers (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical)
- Quantity Surveyors (Cost Consultants)
- Other persons are having expert knowledge of specific areas.
The Engineer or Employer has accepted the Successful bidder who’s bid to carry out the Works is called as Contractor. They shall do the Work within the time (period) as per the Construction Drawings and specifications.