Qualities Of Construction Management

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Construction Management (CM) is a very hands-on field of study which deals with logistical conflicts daily. If you are in the construction business, then you are also in the people business. Dealing with people within your company and maintaining solid relationships with other companies is a significant part of the job as a construction manager. This job also includes working with engineers of all sorts, but working with architects is the major component in building structures. CM is essential to the world because without it, there would be no results. But without the architect, there would be no plans to build from. Construction managers and architects share a common goal of constructing a building, and in order to do that successfully, it …show more content…
These essential qualities are being logistical and ethical. A huge part of being a construction manager is planning almost everything. According to Auerbach, a construction manager plans out the entire project. They know what the procedure will be to construct what they are building, and they will know how long it is going to take, because time management is important. The saying “time is money” applies to a construction manager. They will make sure they have the right personnel for each task at hand and that everyone is scheduled at the right time. Ensuring safety for laborers is paramount. One, because a moral person does not want to see anyone get hurt, and two, to maintain a good reputation for the company because you don’t want Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to be bothersome. Cost management is just as important as time management, and the two go hand and hand. The manager will work with the suppliers and order materials and construction equipment and obtain all permits and licenses before any work can be done. This is where the ethical part of the job comes in. A lot of the time, the process of obtaining a permit can take forever. Some companies get their permit process expedited through bribery. This is ethically wrong, and illegal. As tempting as accepting a bribe may be, or being able to easily (financial-wise) bribe someone, it is still …show more content…
According to (Weiss), “The Occupational Safety and Health Act was designed to ensure the safety and health of American workers. It established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and transformed the enforcement of safety and health standards from a state function to a federal one.” Protecting the people and the environment is a big part of what they do. Construction sites are known for polluting the earth, especially rivers. Should you pay for a company to come to the site and dispose of the hazardous waste on site the right way despite the high cost lengthiness in time or should you just dump it in the river (which is on site) and move on? Because that would sure make the whole process a lot easier. These are some challenges that a construction manager would face on site. Polluting rivers is way more common than you would think, and that is part of why OSHA has stepped in. Architects do not have to deal with moral dilemmas like this and have it much easier than construction

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