A popular, alternative project delivery method is construction manager at risk (CMAR), also known as “construction manager as constructor” (CMc) and “construction manager as general contractor” (CM/GC). CMAR project delivery is used for both private projects and, where enabled by statute, for public work.
This article presents a high-level overview of what owners and design professionals should know about construction documents for CMAR projects.
What is CMAR?
Typical participants in a CMAR project are shown below. In the figure, solid lines between boxes represent lines of contractual privity between participants. The principal participants’ roles are discussed below.