Benefits of Construction Management
Professional construction managers provide benefits on every level.
What is Estimating in Construction Project Management?
In construction, estimation is the process of forecasting the costs of building a structure. The estimating process may span several phases of a project, mirroring concept, schematic design, design development, and final construction documents. Estimation is [...] read more
The 5 Most Important Construction Project Contract Clauses
When you are working with a general contractor, it is important to set the terms of your working relationship as soon as possible. Usually this is done by entering into a construction contract of some type. [...] read more
An Expert Talks about Construction Project Management
Construction projects: sound advice for clientsIn your eyes, Ali, how can a client get the most value from working with a construction manager?When there’s a working relationship based on mutual trust and understanding, the client can [...] read more
What is Construction Management?
Professional construction project management is a super fine-tuned system designed to facilitate planning, coordination and control of a project from the early stages all the way to completion. Qualified construction managers use specialized project management techniques [...] read more
What goes into a feasibility study for a construction project?
Just like with any project management plan, the construction project process consists of a series of predetermined phases that begin with project initiation and end with closure: completion and delivery. Often, the first concrete steps of [...] read more
Got what it takes to be a successful Construction Project Manager?
Pick a quality that defines a successful construction project manager.A successful construction project manager needs to be a people person. That’s number one in my mind. At the same time, I’m a by-the-book kind of guy [...] read more
There are immense benefits to retaining a professional construction management for your project. A construction manager’s role is to serve as an objective advocate for the best interests of the owner and his project. Construction managers manage the developing design to see that it remains consistent with the owner’s intent and budget. They provide the managerial and technical expertise essential to retain the best qualified, most appropriate project participants and coordinate the professional team of architects, engineers and contractors. A construction manager brings expertise in bidding, budgeting & cost management and project controls. They coordinate relationships, budgets, schedules and contracts and keep all the players on the same page.
Few owners are aware of the knowledge and skills required to manage a complex project, nor do most people have the time. They are busy with their own lives, families and core businesses. Unless you are a construction professional, it is unlikely you have the depth of experience and technical expertise required to manage a complex project, nor should you accept the risks involved should anything go wrong. Retaining a professional construction manager is a positive investment in your project’s success.