College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Many construction management students are unfamiliar with the project management for fee industry and the relationship between a construction manager and a project owner. Construction Management programs typically teach their students the variety of project delivery methods available to a client for their project. The Agency-CM project delivery method is not the most common project delivery method, and students have expressed interest in learning more about this side of the construction industry. This senior project will illustrate (3) different real-world projects where former clients chose to hire Cumming Corporation as an 3rd party construction manager and what factors drove them to seek their services. Each client had a different reason for hiring a 3rd Party construction manager, and this project will aim to differentiate and categorize these varying motivations. The information for this project was derived from 2 summer internships in 2018 and 2019 with Cumming Corporation, and will be presented in a comparative case study approach. This paper creates greater awareness and knowledge as to why clients hire a 3rd party construction managers and allows students to better understand if this is a career path of interest to them.

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