Owners retain a construction manager (CM) to perform functions such as specifying project objectives and plans including scope, budget, schedule, performance requirements and selection of a team with varied skill sets. DCI offers two construction management (CM) delivery methods:
- CM Agency (CMa): The CM is only contracted with the owner. The owner holds all subcontractor contracts and the CM serves as an extension of the owner’s staff and manages all the contracts. The owner takes financial responsibility for the project.
- CM at Risk (CMr): The CM works directly with the owner, holds the subcontractor contracts and takes financial responsibility for the project.
- Design-Build (D-B): One entity – the design-build team – works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion re-integrates the roles of designer and constructor.