This stage shall extend from the date of the start of construction to
the date of the written approval by the Construction Manager of the final
payments to the contractors by the Owner. During this period, the Construction
1. Have full direction of the project as agent of the Owner. Decisions
and instructions given by the Construction Manager to the contractors
shall be binding on the Owner as long as they are consistent with the
Contract Documents. Any instructions which the Owner wishes to give
to the contractors shall be transmitted through the Construction Manager.
2. Organize, plan, manage, direct, and coordinate all of the construction
of the project.
3. Furnish the necessary field staff to direct, manage, coordinate,
and inspect the work of the contractors with the view of securing completion
and fulfillment of the contracts in accordance with plans, specifications,
and established schedules.
4. Provide the services of the Construction Manager’s main office
personnel, such as: expediter, estimator, purchasing agent, scheduler,
accountant, shop drawing coordinator, stenographer, and other similar
employees, as necessary, for the successful administration of the project.
5. Hold pre-construction conferences with contractors.
6. Arrange for all necessary permits from governing authorities, as
7. After consultation with the various contractors, revise and update
schedules periodically, as required.
8. Assist Owner in arranging for all field and laboratory inspections
9. Assist the Owner in obtaining structural, mechanical, chemical and
other laboratory tests, and shop and field inspections of structural
steel and service equipment, as required by law or the Contract Documents.
10. Expedite, receive, and record all shop drawings, schedules, and
samples; review for contract compliance; transmit to Owner and/or Designer
for detailed technical checking; keep tickler file to assure prompt
return; return to contractor; and send to other affected contractors.
11. Expedite delivery of pre-purchased equipment.
12. Obtain lists of motors from approved shop drawings and catalog cuts
to coordinate power location and proper current characteristics with
13. Supervise the contractors in preparing coordination drawings of
the mechanical and electrical trades. Recommend to Owner and/or Designer
revisions to resolve conflicts, and obtain Owner’s and/or Designer’s
14. Maintain cost control and cost accounting records.
15. Maintain record of minutes of all meetings and telephone calls.
Keep a detailed diary of job occurrences.
16. Issue revised documents to all affected contractors for submission
of requests for extras or credits. Review pricing of changes for reasonableness,
and prepare change orders for Owner’s signature.
17. Review contractors’ monthly invoices. If acceptable, issue
certificates of payment to Owner.
18. Prepare Punch Lists, and arrange for completion and/or resolution
19. Request inspections by Owner and/or Designer, and governing authorities.
20. Arrange for checkout, operating instructions, normal maintenance
procedure and start-up with Owner’s designated personnel of all
major building service equipment.
21. Determine dates of substantial and final completion.
22. Receive and transmit to Owner and/or Designer all guarantees, equipment
operating manuals and similar documents called for in the contracts.