The most critical key to a successful construction project is efficient and knowledgeable management of the project’s schedule, cost, quality, safety, scope, and function. The responsibility of a Construction Manager (CM) is to represent the interest of the Owner and provide oversight over the project’s entirety directly to the owner. CMs use a combination of education and experience to collaborate with all involved parties in order to determine the best possible sequence of construction operations while also establishing plans to help manage the Owner’s risk.
Construction Management Responsibilities:
- Quality Management– Construction projects involve a number of contractors and subcontractors. One of the most important jobs a CM does is making certain that every contractor and subcontractor is performing high quality work and not cutting any corners along the way.
- Cost Management– An effective CM is constantly on top of costs and pricing changes in order to make any necessary adjustments when unexpected issues arise.
- Safety Management– CMs must identify and eliminate possible hazards for the safety of everyone on the job site in order to manage the Owner’s risk.
- Contract Administration– It is the CM’s duty to ensure that every provision of the Owner’s contract is being fulfilled and that all parties involved are satisfied.
- Communication– CMs must keep all parties involved well informed throughout the duration of the project, including the Owner, architect, contractors, and vendors. If an issue arises, the CM must be ready to deal with it immediately.