The Construction Management project delivery system is used to engage the builder in the construction team and oversee some or the entire project. An Owner’s business becomes Gil Haugan’s focus to understand and incorporate into our construction management approach. It is valuable resource for an Owner to gain cost, constructability, and scheduling input early in the design phase. As the design evolves, GHC can provide cost estimating checks and offer cost reduction solutions.
CM is typically offered in one of the following three forms:
Agency Construction Management
Under this delivery method, the CM acts as an extension of the owner's staff and manages the work of all prime contractors who have direct contracts with the owner. An agency CM typically does not self-perform trade labor work on the project. This is the preeminent CM delivery for public sector work.
Construction Management At RiskThis agreement is used most often in the private sector, and combines the responsibilities of Agency CM with the financial risk for the construction cost of the project. In this case, the CM prepares a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) at some point prior to the start of work. In this delivery system, the trade contractors typically have contracts with the CM.
Construction Manager as ConstructorThis is essentially “Agency CM” except that it provides the CM with the opportunity to competitively submit a bid for portions of work. If the CM is awarded the bid, then it will be allowed to perform that work under a separate contract with the owner. This method provides an advantage in schedule and quality control. While this form has not gained wide acceptance in the public sector, increasing numbers of owners are discovering this is a viable, effective method once the competitive aspects are understood.
As a Construction Manager, Gil Haugan Construction strives to explain the steps and guide an Owner through cost/scheduling/constructability items during planning, construction, completion, and post-construction phases.