Construction management is a professional field that focuses on parts of the construction process of any built environment. It typically encompasses commercial building sites or multi-unit residential sites, but not usually single-family residential building sites.
During a typical project, construction management personnel are responsible for overseeing each phase of construction and resolving any discrepancies in original blueprint design and actual implementation. They are also accountable for the cost of a project and must control material and labor cost. They may work with one or more General Contractors, Project Managers, Architects, and site-specific superintendents. In addition to overseeing the physical construction phases of a project, construction management must also be familiar with design and construction laws such as OSHA regulations and building codes.