There are different meanings for the Construction Management Plan (CMP) depending on the organization which implements it. However, in general, the objective of a CMP is to plan and organize the construction works in order to minimise the impacts of construction activities on: neighbours, nearby residents, users of public footpaths and roads, and the environment.

As said above, the objective of the CMP changes from organization to organization. The project governing authority or the municipality of the area would require the CMP to detail the impact of the project on the environment by way of; noise, air & water pollution, dust & waste, human interference; adherence to regulations and laws, reinstatement plans of damages to environment and public or private facilities, and public safety.

In the case of an owner (Employer) he may require the CMP to plan outline of the whole project from the perspectives of business feasibility, business goal, contractor’s progress & activities evaluation, and taking over the project on completion.

In the case of a contractor, it will be a parallel document with the project schedule detailing construction tasks, cost of tasks, cash flow, methodology of tasks, management of the logistics, traffic and road management, environment protection, noise reduction, minimizing interference to neighbours and how the work is generally carryout until completion and hand over.

CMP is a living document which is to be maintained by regular updating throughout the duration of a project and beyond until the facility is leased out.