The Role of Construction Managers
Construction managers serve a critical role in the construction of new home. They plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from inception to completion. Depending on the position, construction managers must meet specific hiring needs that combine critical thinking, technical skills, academic knowledge and leadership to:
- Oversee and allocate resources
- Monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations
- Interpret and explain contracts and technical information to other professionals
- Report work progress and budget matters to clients
- Prepare cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables
The U.S. News and World Report ranked Construction Managers #1 in Best Construction Jobs and #43 in The 100 Best Jobs of 2019.
Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction managers are expected to be needed to oversee the anticipated increase in construction activity over the coming decade. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects.
Construction Management Resources
The best construction leads understand the essentials of managing projects well and within budget, from scheduling and jobsite safety to quality and customer service. These resources offer a roadmap to excellence for both veterans and those new to construction: