Construction Project Management Services in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Despite the bursting residential housing bubble that plunged the US economy into recession, Construction Project Management Services industry firms weathered the recessionary conditions well through the ensuing recession as a result of backlogged work and funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; moreover, continued public-sector construction funding, rebounds in private-sector construction and greater construction project oversight demands will be the primary drivers of growth in the next five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Construction Project Management industry to its growing industry report collection.

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Operators benefited from the trend of outsourcing project management functions.

The Construction Project Management Services industry is composed of companies that provide construction management services on an at-risk or fee basis. Industry operators that provide services on an at-risk basis typically set a guaranteed maximum price and subsequently assume financial and legal risk for any incurred costs. Meanwhile, firms that offer project management on a fee basis assume no additional risk for fluctuating material prices, unexpected expenses and scheduling issues.

According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Jeremy Edwards, “Fee-based construction managers experienced better conditions immediately following the recession due to their ability to widen their range of services and engage in stronger price competition. However, rising corporate profit and improving business sentiment caused the value of nonresidential construction to spike. As a result, industry clients were willing to pay for additional types of service, which increased demand for the industry's at-risk firms. These companies are more likely to be active throughout the entire design and construction process, which typically leads to fewer delays in scheduling. Stronger residential construction has also helped the industry expand; over the five years to 2014, Construction Project Management Services industry revenue is forecast to grow an annualized 0.8% to $141.7 billion as it recovers from the depths of the recession. Revenue growth is expected to be relatively strong in 2014 with a 7.1% increase as a result of low interest rates and improving investment in new facilities.

“Over the next five years, the industry is forecast to experience more consistent conditions due to a recovering US economy and generally improving demand for construction,” says Edwards. Expanding corporate profit will precipitate rising private nonresidential construction, which the industry is reliant upon due to the large scope of these construction projects. Additionally, residential construction, particularly apartment and condominium construction, will improve, creating renewed demand for property managers from the residential market. Industry operators are expected to generate less revenue from the public sector due to austerity measures; however, private-public partnerships will become more common to enable new infrastructure construction.

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The Construction Project Management Services industry includes companies that provide planning, supervising and budgeting services to construction projects. This includes all aspects of clients' projects, including estimating, scheduling, designing, engineering and contracting. Industry operators may also oversee community relations, safety programs, labor, cost control and coordination with the owner and other construction specialists.

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