CM At-Risk


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

    Construction manager At-Risk (CM At-Risk) 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 CM At-Risk 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

    Working closely together up front to get the project designed and built in the most efficient way

    Featured Projects


    Riverbank Elementary School

    West Columbia, SC
    CM At-Risk

    The new Riverbank Elementary School is located on Cougar Drive, across from Northside Middle School, near Howard Park.  The two-story school houses grades K-through-2 on the ground floor and grades 3, 4 and 5 on the second floor, with an approximate area of 155,000 SF, wide hallways, and large classrooms. It features project labs, collaborative class areas, expansive windows for natural light, and the most energy efficient heating and cooling system. 

    The new technology used by the school includes Promethium Boards and active panels, installed in every classroom and conference room, to allow projection of an image from a laptop or a computer.  Riverbank also is equipped with a top-of-the-line security system with electronic ID badges required for all staff. There are also safety surveillance cameras in all of the school’s areas.


    Florence 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.


    Boiling Springs High School

    Boiling Springs, SC
    CM At-Risk

    Thompson Turner Construction was hired by Spartanburg School District 2 to provide CM At-Risk services for the construction of the new Boiling Springs High School, located on a site adjacent to the existing high school. The project includes a new 320,000-square-foot, 85-classroom high school and the renovation of the existing high school into the 9th grade academy. Highlights of the project include establishing the position of the building in relationship to the site keeping in mind access, connectivity to the existing BSHS and solar orientation, providing a safe and secure setting, enhancing the indoor/outdoor connection, incorporating views and natural daylight throughout the building, and developing a welcoming and clear identity for the site that will be pleasing to the community.


    111 Coleman & Parking Deck

    Mt. Pleasant, SC
    CM At-Risk

    111 Coleman and Parking Deck project is a 40,000 SF, 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 Boulevard, 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 each include over 400, 80 foot 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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