Every ten years, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) updates its contract documents and 2019 marks the ten-year anniversary since the last revision of the Construction Management Contracts. This group includes both the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc), more commonly known as Construction Management at Risk (CMr), and the Construction Manager as Advisor (CMa) agreements.
Before starting your construction project, making sure you are organized and prepared in advance can help everything go smoothly. Sorting out these components before construction begins is key to a successful project. Selecting a construction manager (CM) who is well-versed in the entire construction process - from concept to completion - to guide you each step of the way is critical to a successful project.
When selecting the construction manager (CM) to lead your project, keep in mind that quality assurance – a program for the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project to ensure the standards of quality are being met– is essential.
Once you have created a business model that justifies your investment to expand or build a new building, hiring the right design and construction team members is key to your project’s success. Hiring a construction company is the biggest and most important financial decision you will make on your project.
A critical element for a successful construction project is the selection of a great project team. This includes the selection of the design team and construction partner. Early involvement with a construction partner allows the owner and design team to benefit from the cost history, feasibility, construction methods and materials, subcontractor input, and construction experience of the contractor.
Choosing a construction management company is an important decision. Here are four questions to help you find the construction management company that’s best for you.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the construction management (or CM) method of building a new structure or addition and are wondering how it compares to bidding it out to multiple construction companies after design is completed (also known as Design-Bid-Build). In case you’re on the fence with which way to go, let’s walk through some key advantages that the construction management (CM) method offers.
Minimizing costs while building safely is achievable if you choose the right construction manager (CM) for your building project. You should choose a CM whose pre-construction expertise includes how to prevent and mitigate as many project risks as possible. A CM that is fiercely committed to girding your project with important safety precautions will ensure that it remains safe and on track.