A fee-based service in which the construction manager (CM) is responsible
exclusively to the owner and acts in the owner's interests throughout each
stage of the project. An agency CM does not contract with subcontractors.
The agency CM offers advice on optimum use of available funds; control of
the scope of the work; project scheduling; optimum use of design and
construction firms' skills and talents; avoidance of delays, changes, and
disputes; enhancing project design and construction quality; optimum
flexibility in contracting; and procurement. See also