What Exactly is Construction Management in Construction?

What Exactly Is Construction Management in Construction?

In this blog post, we will go over what role(s) construction management plays in the overseeing of a construction project. Working with an experienced construction management team will ensure that the job gets done as smoothly as possible, staying on budget, keeping the workers safe, and finishing construction by the deadline. They are an integral part of what makes a construction project successful, but what exactly do they do?

Construction Management Defined

The job of a construction management team is to oversee all aspects of the construction project to make sure that every department is staying ahead of the game with the timeline and goals of the client.

The client, the owner of the building, and the individual/company that commissions the building project is usually a part of the construction management team. They work with the other team members of the management team, the architect, and the contractor, to see their vision through to fruition.

The owner/commissioner may hire a construction manager to represent them at meetings throughout the process, putting their trust completely into the manager, or they may be an active part of the construction process themselves. Construction managers possess a broad yet specific set of skills that allow them to communicate with all parties of the construction process to seamlessly transition the construction project from the planning stage to a finished building.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Professional Construction Manager?

There are many benefits for the owner/building commissioner to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a professional construction manager. Here are just a few of the ways a construction manager helps the client achieve their goals with the project:

  • Budgeting

A great construction manager will oversee the budget of the project and not only aim to stay on budget, but will actively look for ways to save the client money. This is among the most influential benefits for clients looking for a construction management team because coming in under budget will allow for capital to be maintained for future renovations and development projects.

  • Communication 

There are many different workers who will contribute to a single construction project, and it is of utmost importance for all of the cogs of the construction team to work together seamlessly. A production manager will facilitate thorough and direct communication between the architect, contractors, and engineers who collaborate on the project.

  • Paperwork

Construction managers are very good about ensuring the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Oftentimes general contractors are great at building things but terrible about paperwork. Construction managers focus solely on the paperwork instead of getting stuck in the weeds.

Quality Construction Management in Virginia

Businesses expanding their reach to the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, which includes the Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and Suffolk areas, can benefit from the quality construction management provided by the experienced team at Carlton Building Services, a VA based construction company. Reach out by phone or email today and one of our friendly representatives will be there to answer any questions you may have about construction management services.

JP Carlton

J.P. Carlton

J.P. Carlton is the founder of Carlton Building Services, a Hampton Roads-based construction company.