Construction Management At-Risk

Incentives Produce Quality Outcomes

Construction Management At-Risk (CMAR) creates advantages for owners by establishing a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). To ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget, D.F. Chase acts as a consultant to the owner in the development and design phases and as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase.

There are several advantages to a CMAR agreement. It can increase the speed of the project and strengthen coordination between the architect/engineer and the construction manager. It also creates strong allegiance to the client because our business is built on references and repeat work.

Importantly, CMAR creates enhanced synergies throughout the process by allowing for close collaboration between construction managers, architects, engineers, and the owner. It also enhances transparency because all costs and fees are out in the open, diminishing potential tensions between entities working on the project while also eliminating bid shopping.