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In the Southern California area, particularly the High Desert region, Murphy Construction is well known for quality labor and timely project completion achievements. Both our quality and our quickness derive directly from the efforts of our Construction Managers.

In an earlier article, Murphy Construction discussed the basic expectations of a construction manager and how a client might interact with them on a job site or conference call. In this article, our company is going to expand upon the construction management concept a little more to fill out knowledge gaps a prospective client might have prior to project start.

The Role of Construction Managers

A construction manager is usually experienced with all project delivery systems. If a new project delivery system is introduced, then the construction manager provides the coordination and oversight to the crews needed while juggling project job site occupation. That is to say, when the project manager schedules crews for training, the construction manager handles the job site attendance and crew discipline. Discipline does not mean only making sure people are treated fairly but also making sure that crew members rotated onto job site projects have the necessary certifications and training needed before a new person works on the project objective.

For example, OSHA certification requires so many hours of reading and testing before a new crew member can go in the field onto certain sites. There’s also CPR training as mandatory criteria of every crew member. Drivers for trucks and trailers need training and certification. Operators of heavy equipment also need certification and training. This is also true for specialized technology that clients might require for reporting results of finished jobs, such as wireless towers or radio equipment. Utility work such as electrical, gas and water might need special handling.

Handling the crews is not the only main task of the construction manager either. Professional construction managers can work small jobs or large. Construction managers are useful for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Any project that is considered lengthy, large in scale, or having a high budget undertaking will certainly have a construction manager at the helm in the field.

Examples of high budget projects include:

  • Commercial real estate
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Industrial facilities
  • Military Infrastructure
  • Capital projects
The client will most likely encounter the construction manager at the start of the project, whenever the client wishes to go on the job site while work is in progress, and during conference calls or tailgates if a client is present while the project manager in the office is receiving the daily reports from the field.