CM At-Risk

Commitment to managing the project with the Owner's best interests in mind

CM At-Risk (CMAR) is a method for delivering projects effectively and efficiently, with the construction manager and architect working closely together up front to get the project designed and built in the most efficient way. The construction manager acts as consultant to the owner in the development and design phases, but as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase. A CMAR project is delivered within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which is based on the construction documents and specifications at the time of the GMP,  plus any reasonably inferred items or asks. 

Owner Benefits of Using CMAR

  • Work with pre-qualified contractors
  • Receive the best value for your dollar
  • Build a team relationship for the project rather than an adversarial relationship
  • Have direct input of the final result and the design and build processes
  • Benefit from the experience of the contractor before the design is complete
  • Reduce risk by working with known team members

Featured Projects

Cayce Elementary School

Cayce, SC
CM At-Risk

Thompson Turner Construction was selected to complete the construction of the new elementary school for Lexington School District Two, located on Bulldog Boulevard in Cayce, SC. Completed in August of 2017, the new facility houses students in kindergarten through second grade on the first floor, and grades three through five on the second floor. The site is next to Busbee Creative Center for the Arts, and District Two’s Career and Technology Center will be built adjacent to the elementary school.

Florence Civic Center

Florence, SC
CM At-Risk

Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Florence County as the CM At-Risk for the renovation and addition of the Florence County Civic Center located in a busy residential area.

Shoally Creek Elementary School

Spartanburg, SC
CM At-Risk

Thompson Turner Construction was commissioned by Spartanburg School District 2 to provide CM At-Risk services for design and construction phases of the new construction of an approximately 95,000 SQ PreK – 4 Grade Elementary School #8. This project is located on approximately 64 acres. The school is a PK04 school with an estimated enrollment of 700 students, with a core for 900.

Shem Creek Office Building and Parking Deck

Mt. Pleasant, SC
CM At-Risk

The Shem Creek Office Building and Parking Deck project is a 40,000 SQ Class A office space that is a four-story building located adjacent to famous Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The site also borders the busy Coleman Blvd, and historic Mill Street in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant. The office space is elevated above two levels of precast concrete parking deck due to the flood zone requirements. The office space has a common lobby for tenants to enter and exit. The building and parking structure include over 400 each, 80′ long prestress concrete piles. The exterior building envelope consists of precast panels with inlaid brick. There is an additional two levels of precast parking structure adjacent to the office space for use by the office tenants and the public for better access to Shem Creek and its businesses. The unique site location created unique challenges for both design and construction such as closely regulated building aesthetics, flood zone, soil type, seismic zone, wind speed category, minimal site access and staging, and major Mt. Pleasant festivals.

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