John, a construction superintendent, oversees and schedules subcontractors to make sure that his projects get completed in a timely manner. He tells us that rarely does anyone in this business take you by the hand and tell you they will teach you how to do this job. You have to want to learn the business and be proactive in order to learn the trade and move up.
Construction project managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from early development to completion.
Short-term on-the-job training
The Construction Management Association of America awards the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation to workers who have the required experience and who pass a technical exam. Applicants for this certification must also complete a self-study course that covers the professional role of a construction manager, legal issues, the allocation of risk, and other topics related to construction management.
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