Traditionally, general contractors have managed construction projects under any of the various methods of project delivery. By training and experience they are best suited to do so. Today, however, pressures of the market place, size of project, changing construction technology and complex designs requiring subcontractors with unique skills demand management approaches unlike those normally applied. One such method is Construction Management (CM). The general contractor thus becomes the Construction Manager.
CM may be defined as an integrated team approach to the planning, design and construction of a major building project. The team consists of the owner, architect/engineer and contruction manager (general contractor). Such teams are formed only for larger, more complex projects involving multiple structures and phased construction on difficult or remote sites.
Developers of such Projects select architect/engineers and construction managers to be team members simultaneously and at the earliest possible time following project inception. Selection of both professionals should be based upon demonstrated prior successful experience on projects of similar size and complexity. Team members must be willing to work in cooperative atmosphere providing leadership in their respective disiplines.
Following selection, team members should meet with the owner or the appointed project administrator to mutually establish ground rules for their activities. Duties, responsibilities, subject mater and schedules for team meetings and all aspects of the project requiring interface of members must be agreed upon.
C.E. Gleeson Constructors, Inc. Construction Management Services are based on Construction Management Cost plus Fee Contract.
In an effort to provide an open book relationship with the Owner, C.E. Gleeson Constructors, Inc. will provide a complete scope of services.