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Redefining Construction Management

What is Construction Management? Is it purely a site-based function or something that goes further with a longer reach and deeper value? Does it encompass a range of disciplines; or is it focused on a single area? We have produced our own definition based on what CIOB members do across the globe.

It is a response to industry and academia demands for a modern definition of CM that goes beyond a description and provides an agenda for improvement. This work reflects a 21st Century view of a profession which is concerned with the entire life-cycle of built assets, with an emphasis on sustainable development.

Construction industries throughout the world are challenged to improve performance if they are to contribute fully to the achievement of economic prosperity, sustainable environments and healthy fulfilled populations. We believe that by expressing the role of CM clearly it will increase the opportunities of the discipline to be of service, and attract the next generation of talent into the profession.