A professional construction manager may be defined as a company, an individual, or a group of individuals who perform the functions required in building a project as the agent of an owner, but do so as if the job was being performed with the owner’s own employees. The construction management organization usually supplies all the personnel required. Such personnel include construction superintendents, expediters, project managers, and accounting personnel.
The manager sublets the various portions of the construction work in the name of the owner and does all the necessary office administration, field supervision, requisitioning, paying of subcontractors, payroll reports, and other work on the owner’s behalf, for a fee. Generally, construction management is performed without any risk of capital to the construction manager. All the financial obligations are contracted in the name of the owner by the construction manager.