What is the Difference Between a General Contractor and a Construction Manager? | Campbell Construction

What is the Difference Between a General Contractor and a Construction Manager?

When beginning an industrial or commercial building project, it is essential that you do your research, so you pick the right team for the job. One of the most important things to know (if you don’t already) is the difference between a general contractor and a construction manager. Here is what you need to know.

General Contractors

General contractors tend to specialize in specific elements of construction, such as masonry or framing, and typically have their own team of employees (or a pool of subcontractors) that they work with on a consistent basis. Many general contractors will specialize in either industrial or commercial construction. They typically oversee work at the job site and establish the general operating procedures that the rest of the construction workers will follow. They will also collaborate with architects and engineers to ensure that designs are followed or adjusted as needed in accordance with job site conditions.

Construction Managers

Construction management teams oversee many of the aspects of the building project that come into play before and during construction. They help set a budget and work timeline, collaborate with architects and engineers, and assist in the selection of subcontractors and supplies. While they may help oversee work at the construction site, they do not actually perform the work like a general contractor would. Instead, they focus on managing the big picture to ensure that everything is completed on time and on budget.

High-Quality Results

At Campbell Construction, we provide both a general contractor and construction manager for every project to ensure efficient, high-quality results. Feel free to contact us for any additional questions you might have, and we’ll be happy to help you find the best solution for your project.