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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Construction Management CMGT 101
Instructor Douglas Carney, AIA Construction Management
Construction Managers A CM maximizes an owner's chances to achieve a smooth and trouble-free construction process and creates a facility that meets the owner's needs (stated and unstated) while earning a fee for his/her firm. Construction Management
Construction Managers A CM maximizes an owner's chances to achieve a smooth and trouble-free construction process and creates a facility that meets the owner's needs (stated and unstated) while earning a fee for his/her firm. support Owners with proven strategies to deliver the best possible projects . . . . . . on time, . . . within budget, . . . and at the agreed to quality level While managing effectively to safely earn a profit for the Construction Management firm Construction Management
Owners face pressures confronting complex issues typically with few inhouse capabilities site preparation technology infrastructure from GC selection sub qualifications & selection commissioning move in opening day Operations & maintenance Construction Management
A CM needs Time (to do the work) Skills (to complete specific tasks) expertise (to anticipate & resolve issues) detailed technical knowledge (get it right) management acumen (to balance the complex variables and earn a profit) Construction Management
CM as advocate - general concepts Release and use of funds throughout the project. Project scheduling. Control of the scope of work. Optimum use of other firms' talents and resources. Avoiding delays, changes, disputes and cost overruns. Optimum flexibility in contracting and procurement. Ensuring the project is built to specification (or to meet an owner's needs) Construction Management
When an owner determines a need for project, a Construction Manager can help reach sound decisions in such areas as: General project characteristics and performance requirements. Site analysis and selection. Lead in forming a collaborative team of professionals. Coordination with ongoing activities and other public and community concerns to minimize interruptions. Development of a preliminary budget and comprehensive master schedule. Apportionment of general funding among a number of individual projects according to specific project needs. Establish a communication scheme Establishment of a management information and reporting system to meet your requirements. Development of detailed and complete bid documents to assure timely, responsive and comparable bids, while avoiding questions and protests. Assistance in reviewing and analyzing bids and selecting contractors. Construction Management
In the design phase, a qualified Construction Manager can help: Ensure that design is both aesthetically successful and responsive to project goals. Perform life-cycle cost analyses and other reviews to maximize the return on your construction investment. Coordinate your technology implementation strategy with your construction plan to assure that your finished project will truly be equipped to support current and future needs. Develop a detailed design schedule and supervise its implementation. Review design in progress to assure constructibility with minimal changes and fewer problems in the field. Develop detailed component cost estimates at every design submittal. Construction Management
During the bid process, a CM can: Conduct pre-bid conferences to clarify the project's needs and assure responsive bids. Assure that all bid documents are clear and all questions are answered. Help you evaluate and compare bids. Recommend bidders for contract award. Construction Management
While the construction is underway, a Construction Manager will be the eyes and. A professional CM will: Assure that all contractors, subcontractors and other participants fully understand the project's design and requirements at every stage. Deliver timely and clear reports to you concerning construction progress, milestones, and other elements. Manage the change order process for maximum effectiveness while minimizing delay and costs. While the construction is underway, a Construction Manager will be the eyes and. A professional CM will: Construction Management Monitor the construction process to anticipate difficulties, resolve issues early, and keep the work flowing. Administer progress payments to assure that work milestones are being met and that all current expenses are paid in a timely manner. Assure that the contractor provides a safe workplace, both for project workers and, in renovations, for individuals who continue to use the facility during construction. Construction Management
While the construction is underway, a Construction Manager will be the eyes While the construction is underway, a Construction Manager will be the eyes and. A professional CM will: Eliminate the need to retain increased staff after the "burst" of construction activities; thereby reducing future operating and payroll costs when the construction has been completed. Coordinate the final stages of construction, including contractors' punch lists and similar tasks that must be completed, often in a very compressed time period, before your project is closed out. Construction Management
During Project close out Finish all the work Complete all the close out paperwork Prepare the operations & maintenance manuals Train the owner's staff on the start up and operation of the equipment Commission the building if appropriate Ensure warranty issues are addressed ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course CM 101 taught by Professor Carney during the Spring '09 term at Drexel.
- Spring '09