How to become a construction manager

Be completely in charge of construction projects from the planning stages all the way through to completion.

What does a construction manager do?

Construction managers handle the complete coordination of projects in civil engineering and infrastructure, commercial and residential buildings, houses, and even large-scale parking garages. They manage crews of laborers and skilled trades, as well as permits, and equipment and machinery rentals.

Duties and tasks

  • Bid and negotiate on projects.
  • Coordinate laborers and trades.
  • Ensure laws and codes are followed.
  • Ensure materials and equipment are delivered on time.
  • Implement specifications for a project.
  • Oversee all work.
  • Set up building inspections with the proper authorities.
  • Submit plans to zoning boards.

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