construction management services

What is Construction Management?

Construction project management is when a construction manager (CM) is responsible for the owner’s interests including budgeting, scheduling, quality, safety, scope, and functionality. Qualified to determine the best possible sequence for your project, our construction managers use their education, experience, and passion to deliver on time, on budget, and above expectations.

Construction Management Agent (CMa)

CMa is a method where the owner selects a design firm and a construction or project manager at the start of the project. Together with the owner, the CMa and designer work as agents of the owner to prepare a set of bidding documents from which specialty (trade) subcontractors propose their lowest price. Upon the receipt of the specialty subcontractors’ bids, the owner enters into individual contracts with multiple subcontractors to deliver the project.

  • Selected collaborative team from project inception
  • Open book competitive pricing from specialty subcontractors
  • Breaks projects into smaller bid packages allowing for more local participation
  • Involves value analysis during design
  • Improved time of delivery
  • CMa manages change order pricing
  • CMa is not at risk and has no contractual relationship with subcontractors
  • Increased potential for change orders due to multiple prime contracts
  • Owner accounts for multiple prime subcontractor payments
  • Potentially complex management of warranty services

Construction Management at Risk (CMc)

CMc is a method in which the construction manager acts as a consultant to the owner, starting at project development and design phases. The construction manager assumes the risk for construction performance, as the equivalent of a general contractor, holding all trade subcontracts during the construction phase.

Russell commits to a guaranteed maximum price for your simple or complex construction projects, providing you with the security of a construction cost that will not be exceeded. This method also offers the potential for you to share in the savings should costs come in below the guaranteed price. Our open-book approach also gives you the ability to participate in the subcontractor buy-out process to the extent desired.

  • Selected collaborative team from project inception
  • Open book competitive pricing from specialty subcontractors
  • Breaks projects into smaller bid packages allowing for more local participation
  • Involves value analysis during design
  • Improved time of delivery
  • CMa manages change order pricing
  • CMa is not at risk and has no contractual relationship with subcontractors
  • Increased potential for change orders due to multiple prime contracts
  • Owner accounts for multiple prime subcontractor payments
  • Potentially complex management of warranty services

Benefits of Construction:

Thanks to the use of construction industry-standard practices, our construction managers are able to save you money, mitigate problems, and produce a high-quality finished product. We highly recommend using our effective program management services for your (large or small) projects for their in-depth look and careful analysis and calculations of all moving parts. Our project team looks forward to working on a successful project with you!

compare our project delivery methods.

Want to avoid separate contracts? Or have a single point of contact from start to finish? From the traditional methods like general contracting to design/build construction projects, we have the right delivery method for your project management needs.