What is Construction Management?

Construction Management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction project from beginning to completion. Construction managements is also known as Construction Project Management (CPM). For more information check out the video below.

Why Do You Need a Construction Manager?

Think back when you were in school, and remember when you had a group project for a class. Most likely you had less than six team members and you also had a due date to deliver one or two items. That either went really well and or you had issues with your team and getting your school project done. Now imagine instead of having six team members, that you have more than 10 team members who manage their own teams of six more. Suddenly the project has more than sixty people working on it with multiple parts and functions. This time, the project to be delivered can be a house, a skyscraper, a bridge or even an airport. The bigger the project the more complex it is. More people, more moving parts, more stress and all under deadline and under a budget. Still think you don’t need a project manager? Having a project manager offloads the stress on you, so that he has to worry about the project, not you. The project manager would be the only necessary contact for you to ask questions, get project status updates, ask for changes and so forth. You are still in charge of your own project, but the project manager is the person who will do the heavy lifting for you.

 

What is the Construction Managers Job?

Construction Managers oversee almost every aspect of the project from conception to completion. Project managers make sure that the project does not exceed budgeted costs, is delivered on-time, and meet quality standards.

Construction Managers Also Oversee:

  • Project Management Planning
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Safety Management

Sources:

  1. Bureau Labor of Statistics
  2. U.S. News Money Careers