Want to reduce Project Costs? Hire a Construction Manager.
With the construction industry booming, it is more likely that you are about to take on a construction project, however, chances are it will not be the only thing on your to-do list. Hiring a construction manager is a guaranteed silver bullet to assured of Quality, timely and cost efficiency on your project.
Construction projects are becoming increasingly complex, and regulatory and contractual requirements continue to be perplexing, hiring for construction managers expected to grow 11% by 2026.
What does a Construction Manager do?
Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a project from beginning to completion. The Construction managers are professionals engaged by the owner of a construction project to act as their liaison through all phases of construction. In the case of building construction, the construction manager would oversee all phases of the project, including permitting, site-work and preparation, building construction and finishing. While this role was originally developed for use on large commercial projects, it is now used occasionally on single-family residential projects.
The construction manager (CM) is the owner’s representative, responsible for oversees the subcontractors, making sure that that the work is done correctly, follows the plan, stays on schedule, and is free of monkey business around change orders and other up-charges. Thus, the construction manager is the owner’s representative, looking out for the owner’s best interests.
Why hire a Construction Manager?
The primary role of a construction manager (CM) is to act as a representative and advocate for the building owner. Unlike general contractors, who enter a project after the building plans are drawn and approved, a construction manager is part of a project from conception to completion, earning the building owner time saving, quality and cost-effective construction methods.