Completing a construction project is a considerable feat. Knowing the right people and making sure the appropriate steps are completed in order is important from the beginning through the clean up stages at the end of a project. A construction management team is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring a project from day one through the final day of clean up. Teams should be well-trained and experienced to properly complete the project. It is okay to ask about the amount of the team’s experience. A construction manager acts as:

1. Manage preconstruction phases, planning, actual construction and follow-up after completion
2. Manage budget, timeliness, quality and safety
3. Coordinate team members roles and maintain role of clear communication
4. Decentralize management style for measureable and consistent progress

Now, general contacting is another area to familiarize you with when beginning a project. A general contractor is responsible for creation of a bid (keep costs to a minimum), providing an experienced team, maintaining an aggressive schedule with a record of progress and responses to any issues; and finally maintaining a clean worksite and disposing of construction waste.

As a client, it is important to understand the role of each team member, communicate the progress and question the construction manager as the project transpires.

Before anything begins, though, it is important to research the standard bids in the business. Construction bids can be based on size of project to the location of the building, to the type of building: municipal, retail, or educational. The intricacies of the design can play a role in price, as well. Details add something special to the exterior and interior of a building; but be prepared to add it to the budget too.

Some construction teams offer a speedier process to the design-build method. Rather than design, then build the design-build overlaps one another. A design-build contractor will effectively and efficiently deliver project and manage design and construction services. It saves clients time and money. This methodology also relieves clients of legal and managerial responsibilities, since they are transferred to the design-build te

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