How to become a Construction Manager

Construction managers are responsible for coordinating the construction of large building projects such as hotels, factories, office blocks, home unit developments, schools, hospitals and housing developments.

Personal requirements for a Construction Manager

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong personal drive
  • Initiative
  • Resourceful
  • Management and leadership ability
  • Good problem-solving skills.

Duties & Tasks of a Construction Manager

- interpret plans and specifications - plan construction methods and procedures - coordinate the supply of labour and materials - supervise construction sites and direct site managers and subcontractors to ensure standards of building performance, quality, cost schedules and safety are maintained - study building contract documents and negotiate with building owners and subcontractors - control preparation of cost estimates and the documentation for contract bids - control payment to subcontractors by valuation of completed works - make sure that building regulations, standards and by-laws are enforced in building operations - consult with architects, engineers and other technical workers to ensure design intentions are met - arrange building inspections by local authorities.:


Working conditions for a Construction Manager

Many construction managers work in private organisations such as large construction and development companies or consultancies. Some are employed by government departments and others are self-employed.


Specializations

Construction Manager

Construction managers are responsible for coordinating the construction of large building projects such as hotels, factories, office blocks, home unit developments, schools, hospitals and housing developments.

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