Benefits of the Construction Management Delivery Method


Chief Construction’s mission is to provide unparalleled personal attention to meeting the needs of our customers while treating all stakeholders with dignity and respect, thereby ensuring our strength and stability. The ultimate goal of Chief Construction is to ensure that the customer is completely satisfied with the project. Therefore, one of the first and most important decisions for our customers to make to ensure a successful project is which project delivery system to utilize. Chief Construction works with our customers in a variety of ways utilizing one of three delivery methods:

  • Construction Management
  • Design-Build
  • Design-Bid-Build

Each method is effective for specific types of projects, but one lends itself best to those owners who have full authority of the planning, design and construction process. This method is Construction Management.

Construction Management has gained favor in the private sector and oftentimes replaces the traditional concept of a lump sum contract between the owner and the contractor. Construction management allows the owner to hire an architect and construction manager (“CM”) at the same time with no competitive bidding by contractors. The owner, architect, and the CM are a “team” who work together to design a project, and once a project is designed, the CM is the actual contractor for the project.

 A professional Construction Manager will:

  • Serve as an objective, experienced Owner’s Representative to protect the Client’s and project’s best interests first and foremost.
  • Reduce overall project costs. Savings include enhanced competitive bidding, contract negotiation, value engineering, reduced change orders, reduction in time, and elimination of unnecessary scope and cost.
  • Centralize communication, acting as project liaison to fully and seamlessly integrate all participants.
  • Advise the Client on retention of the best qualified and appropriate project team.
  • Enhance quality control to reduce potential for defects and poor workmanship.
  • Provide realistic and reliable budgets.
  • Optimize and accelerate the design and construction schedule.
  • Provide cost effective document controls of all project participants to ensure correctness.
  • Protect the Owner from unnecessary liability.
  • Provide management expertise, applying resources wherever needed.

 Benefits to the owner:

  • Provides the owner a guaranteed maximum price (“GMP”)
  • Results in time savings from utilizing a team approach by retaining an architect and a CM at the outset of the project where the owner, architect, and the CM make decisions together
  • Receives more accurate estimates and pricing due to the CM participating in the pre-construction process and providing real-time feedback on costs, features, specifications and materials of the project
  • Access to all construction costs, an “open book” process
  • Allows the owner to select the CM on qualifications rather than on price
  • Reduced change orders due to the CM being involved early in the project
  • Fast tracked schedules by bidding portions of the work at different times to keep the project moving forward

Chief Construction has been providing construction management services for the last 30+ years. Our team has worked with numerous clients to provide the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from beginning to completion. Chief Construction works with the owners group and architects as a single, unified team to ensure all bases are covered, all issues are resolved and the project progresses smoothly and efficiently. We are excited to combine our experienced team with an owner’s passion to build a facility that reflects their specific values and mission. A few of Chief Construction’s CM projects include:

  • Hudl – Lincoln, NE
  • Northwest Commons Remodel – Grand Island, NE
  • Village at Skyline Pines – Rapid City, SD
  • Third City Christian Church – Grand Island, NE
  • Riverside Golf Club – Grand Island, NE
  • Fresh Thyme – Grand Island, NE


The earlier in the process that a professional Construction Manager is retained the more benefits the owner will be able to realize throughout the entire build. At Chief Construction, we focus on providing the most value to our customers by meeting their needs, budget, quality standards and schedules. Talk to our team today to identify how to best accomplish your goals and projects.