Large construction projects call for a knowledgeable and experienced “overseer,” if you will – one entity that has the ability to facilitate every aspect of the construction process him or herself. This is what construction management is all about; making sure that every phase of a construction project, from inception to completion, runs smoothly. At Schroeder Construction, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients construction management services that work to ensure the overall success and viability of their projects.
It is because we value our customers so much that we would like to take this opportunity to let them know what a professional construction manager does. While a construction manager wears many hats, the following are five crucial duties that he or she must be responsible for.
- Planning – A construction manager determines how and when construction will be performed based on the proposed project’s scale and details. They take care of all the prerequisite paperwork for a project, design a timetable and budget for the project, and hire the various sub-contractors necessary to complete the project.
- Get equipment and materials – Without the proper tools and materials, a construction project simply will not get done. The construction manager is obligated to provide the building materials and tools necessary to complete the job.
- Overseeing – While the construction manager won’t necessarily be hammering any nails or drilling any holes, he will be on the job site making sure that every phase of construction is getting done in the correct way and in the correct order.
- Communicating – It is the construction manager’s job to make open lines of communication between the client and the construction company, between the various teams of tradesmen, and between himself and everyone else involved in the construction process.
- Risk management – There are many potential pitfalls to avoid during construction projects. Things like design assumptions, site conditions, worker safety, public regulations, and environmental regulations and concerns, to name a few, must be addressed in order to keep the project on track.
This is a brief description of what a construction manager’s duties are and they all combine to ensure that a construction project is completed on budget, on time, and that it exceeds the client’s expectations. At Schroeder Construction, construction management is a necessary service that we gladly provide to anyone who wants their project done right the first time.