The engineering and construction industry needs professionals who are adequately prepared to meet the unique challenges facing the industry. The complex construction process requires well-qualified construction managers to see that resources such as labor, equipment and materials are properly managed in order to convert contracts, designs, drawings and specifications into well constructed facilities.
Construction managers play an essential part in the industry. They plan, direct, coordinate and budget activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems. Construction managers also participate in the conceptual development of a construction project as well as oversee its organization, scheduling and implementation.
Construction managers have diverse interests, skills and backgrounds. They coordinate the work of owners, designers, contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, bankers, insurance and bonding company agents, lawyers and public agency officials. The ability to coordinate all members of a project team is critical for a successful project.
In addition to the complexities involved in coordinating the work of people and the use of resources, construction managers also must have a broad and deep understanding of construction operations. This includes project development, planning and control, quantity take-off and estimating, equipment selection and utilization, scheduling, safety, quality control and material flow. Inadequate preparation in any of these areas could lead to accidents, cost overruns, reduced productivity or delays during the execution of projects.
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