Construction Management Agency

Construction Management Agency

Construction Management Agency — Available to: Public owners

Fairfield, Iowa, High School addition and renovation
Fairfield, Iowa, High School

In the Construction Management Agency (CMa) delivery method, Carl A. Nelson & Company brings its extensive design-assist and construction experience to bear as Owner representative and advocate with designers and builders hired for the project.

As shown in the accompanying graphic, the Owner contracts directly with the design and construction service providers. CANCO's role as construction manager is to work on the Owner's behalf, and represent Owner priorities in communication with designers and builders. 

Frequently in the CMa delivery method, CANCO manages the Owner's multiple design and construction contracts on the Owner's behalf. During the design phase, our pre-construction review includes looking at architectural and MEPT designs to ensure Owner needs and priorities for the project are being met within the available budget

Also during pre-construction, Carl A. Nelson & Company will prepare the final budget, then create bid packages and solicit bidders, with special emphasis on encouraging local contractor participation.

During construction, our onsite project leadership team works with the general contractor and subcontractors to ensure adherance to schedule and budget while also assuring quality.

CMa project examples

Highlighted below are several of Carl A. Nelson & Company's projects in the role of construction management agency. Visit the Project Portfolio for additional examples of our work.

Jefferson County Health Center

Jefferson County Health Center replacement hospital, Fairfield, Iowa

Washington High School

Washington High School addition and renovation, Washington, Iowa

Kalona Community Center

Kalona Community Center, Kalona, Iowa

Mid-Prairie CSD

Mid-Prairie Community School District, K-12 additions/renovations, Wellman and Kalona, Iowa

Henry County Health Center recovery rooms

Henry County Health Center new energy center and surgery addition, Mount Pleasant, Iowa


Let us be your advocate

Carl A. Nelson & Company is available to serve as Construction Management Agency for your organization's next construction project. Fill out the form below, or contact our Director of Business Development, Dan Culp, directly by phone at (319) 754-8415, or email at

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