When you need a construction job completed properly, it is very unlikely that you’re going to want to manage the day to day activities that need to be completed. To get things done right, you’ll need to hire a construction manager to oversee the project. Part of hiring on a construction supervisor or manager is drafting a construction management agreement to ensure everything is handled according to your wishes.
What is a Construction Management Agreement?
Simply put, a construction management agreement is a contract that is signed between a property or project owner, and the construction foreman. It details information about the job in a format that ensures all parties understand their roles and responsibilities for the project in question. These types of agreements are important because they can help avoid confusion, which all too often leads to conflict in projects like these.
What is in a Construction Management Agreement?
This type of agreement will contain a significant amount of information about the project in question, the property owner, the foreman, and much more. Each agreement will be unique, but they should contain the following information:
- Deadlines – Identifying deadlines for when different milestones within the project must be completed.
- Wages – The amount available for wages to pay contractors, employees, and others involved in the construction project.
- Project Specifications – The details of the project. This would include things like the architectural designs, any specific types of materials to be used, and more.
- Responsibilities of Foreman – Any specific responsibilities that the foreman has to take on.
The level of detail, and the specific things that need to be included will depend largely on the complexity of the project. A small single-family home that needs to be built will not require the same things in the contract as a large multi-million dollar construction project. That being said, anytime a property owner is hiring a construction company or firm to complete a project, it is a good idea to have this type of contract in place. In fact, most construction managers will require one before they can start work.
Get the Help You Need
If you have a construction project coming up and you need a construction management agreement, it is important to work with an attorney experience working on construction contracts. Contact Florida Construction Law Group to talk about your project and see how we can help you draft or review your contracts.