Construction Management is a service intended to create a team environment from
the commencement of the project through completion. Through the various delivery
methods available, the Construction Manager is able to apply effective management
techniques throughout the planning, design and construction phases of the project.
Ultimately, these techniques will control the time, cost and quality of the project.
For example, the Construction Manager will offer advice on such critical items as:
- Budgeting of available funds;
- Development of the scope of work;
- Analysis of contract documents-including plans, specifications and contracts;
- Value engineering recommendations; and
- Project scheduling
The two most common delivery methods utilized for Construction Management projects
are Agency and At Risk. In an Agency relationship, the Construction Manager is responsible
exclusively to the Owner and acts in the Owner’s interest throughout every stage
of the project. When the project is an At Risk project, the Construction Manager
must deliver the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). An At Risk project
is equivalent to a General Contractor during the construction phase of a project.