Commercial construction generally takes place under the watchful guidance of a construction manager. These personnel are responsible for the oversight of the entire project, from making sure all federal and state building codes are upheld to meeting with stakeholders to determine a workable budget. It’s all in a day’s work for the staff at Miller Architects and Builders!
Think you have what it takes to get into the construction management industry? We break down a couple on-the-job requirements below, as well as what traits, cultivatible or not, can help one achieve success in this industry.
Jack (and Master) of All Trades
In the management of construction services, there is no “normal” day. Schedules are generally packed, from working with architects to making sure safety protocols are enforced on the job site. Construction managers like those employed at Miller must be knowledgeable about a great many fields of work; the viability of an entire project can depend on it!
However, knowledge is a cultivated thing; no baby is born being ready to work as a construction manager, after all. What traits might help a burgeoning construction manager to build their knowledge base?
● Being an early bird. Because of all that needs to get done in a day, many construction managers begin work at dawn. Meetings, budget planning sessions, and being on the job site itself all can comprise a part of the hardworking construction manager’s day.
● Being a lifelong learner. By being knowledgeable in multiple fields of study, good construction managers know there is always an opportunity to learn. They will never hesitate to ask questions, both with stakeholders and among members of their own team.
● Being innately communicative. Construction managers do just that: they manage. They direct an entire team toward one clear objective. In order to do this, the construction manager must know how to clearly communicate that objective, multiple times to multiple people. Being an innate communicator certainly helps with this!
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Miller Architects and Builders is a Saint Cloud-based construction management firm that prides itself on its communicative, client-focused team. If you’re ready to get started on the building of your dreams, give us a call today at 1-800-772-1758.