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What is Contract Management in Construction Projects?
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Skill set: How to be a Construction Project Manager
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Which Management Strategies Add Value to Construction Projects?
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Although all projects could benefit from professional construction management there are certain parameters that make a CM essential:
Large scale or complexity of the project
Degree of difficulty – beyond the Owner’s or project teams’ resources and expertise
Risk mitigation. Projects with a low risk tolerance need professional management.
Challenging technical aspects, such as hillside construction, occupied facilities, hazardous materials, unique systems or cutting-edge products
Large stakeholder groups that have varied interests and concerns
We have rarely seen a project where costs, schedule and risk could not be better controlled with professional construction management practices. Generally speaking, for large or complex projects, construction managers are considered fundamental for project success.