As a Construction Manager we are paid a fee to manage the construction element of a project. In this role we are part of the consulting team for the project along with other professional advisers to the client. The clients contract is directly with the trade contractors, and consequently the client takes on more risk. This arrangement is best suited to clients who have a good understanding of the construction industry and the resources to employ the consultants and contractors. The Construction Manager is responsible on site for all construction and progress issues, and liaises closely with the Project Manager.