What is Construction Management?


The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as:

“The art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives.”

In the case of construction project management, you can simply take PMI’s definition and put it into a construction context for a definition of a construction project manager.

Construction project management involves the planning, coordination, and control over the various tasks involved in construction projects. This could include different types of construction projects, like agricultural, residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, heavy civil, and environmental. 

It typically includes complex tasks that change dramatically from project to project, and requires skills like strong communication, knowledge of the building process, and problem solving. 


Source: Construction Project Management 101