You know the phrase, “He’s a jack of all trades”?
That used to be a good way to describe building managers of the past, but as buildings have become more complex and valuable, the definition of building managers has evolved too. Building managers continue to assess general risks on common property, continue to provide valued input into the preparation of budgets, supervise service contractors, and ensure building compliance obligations are met on behalf of the body corporate.
However, a line is drawn between day-to-day building management tasks and specialist services. Confusion often lies in understanding when a body corporate should in fact engage the independent services of a project manager.