Construction Management-At-Risk, or CMAR, is one of several project delivery methods. Its competition is Hard-Bids (Design-Bid-Build), Construction Management Agency, and Design-Build. In this document, we will be looking at CMAR’s attributes and how CMAR compares to other delivery methods.
What is CMAR?
CMAR can be identified by four main features.
- The Owner hires a Construction Manager, or CM, during the design and development phase that goes on to work in construction and post-construction phases as well.
- The CM works as a consultant during this design and development phase working collaboratively with the design team.
- The CM works as a general contractor during the construction phase. The CM enters into subcontracts with each trade that works on the construction and is liable to the losses in those contracts. These subcontracts are contract a