Introduction to construction projects
Construction management ( CM ) is a professional service that uses proprietary, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design and construction of a project from start to finish. The purpose of construction management is to control the time/delivery, cost and quality of a project - sometimes referred to as the project management triangle or 'triple constraints'.
CM is compatible with all project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At Risk and Public Private Partnerships. Professional construction managers, long, large-scale, high-budget initiatives ( commercial real estate, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and military infrastructure) are referred to as capital projects.