Construction Management is a professional management practice consisting of an array of services applied to construction projects and programs through the planning, design, construction and post construction phases for the purpose of achieving project objectives including the management of quality, cost, time and scope.
Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of capital projects for owners. These projects can be highly complex. Few owners maintain the staff resources necessary to pay close, continuing attention to every detail—yet these details can “make or break” a project.
A Construction Manager provides comprehensive management for every stage of the project beginning with the original concept and project definition. This management style yields the greatest possible benefit to the Owner. The CM acts as the owner’s principal agent in the management of a construction project or program, where the CM is responsible to the owner for managing the planning, design, construction and post construction phases, or portions thereof.
Construction Manager at Risk
A CM at Risk provides the owner with the comfort of knowing the project will not exceed a certain number. The CM guarantees a maximum price for the project. This approach ensures that the Owner and the CM all have some risk at stake.