|Why Use a Construction Manager? ...To Determine Feasibility
usually think of total project cost while the architect and general contractor generally
think of hard costs, such as equipment and the actual cost of construction. It requires a
team effort to determine the total cost of a project without expending large sums in fees.
This is one of the main reasons for engaging a Construction Manager, early in the planning
Once F.L. Hoffman Corporation has
been brought aboard, the various known and estimated cost items are pieced together during
the preliminary planning process. We work in conjunction with the owner and architect to
arrive at a reasonable, workable projection of all costs. This process allows the owner to
make well-informed management decisions affecting the various cost components of the
project to insure that the project budget remains feasible during the design phase.
What Is a Construction
A Harvard Business Review Article on Professional construction management
states: "Construction Management. Although this approach has several different
variations, the essence of the concept centers on the introduction of a construction
manager as the owner's agent and manager of the entire building process. The position is
similar to that of the "master builder" of ancient times, whose responsibilities
spanned both the design and construction phases of the building process. Today, however,
"he" is more commonly a group, a company, or a partnership with two paramount
characteristics: construction know-how and management ability".
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