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construction management at-risk

Construction management (CM) at-risk is a form of CM in which the construction manager acts both as a consultant to the owner in the development and design phases and as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase.

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The CM at-risk is responsible for early coordination during the design phase, value engineering, and constructability reviews as well as the selection, scheduling, and sequencing of trade subcontractors. The term "at-risk" conveys that the CM under this method bears the risks of the general contractor, such as price escalation, delay, etc., that a pure CM arrangement does not present.

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