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General Contracting

A general contractor is a group or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction, renovation or demolition of a building, road or other structure.

A general contract is responsible for the means and methods to be used in the construction execution of the project in accordance with the contract documents.  Said contract documents usually include the contract agreement including budget, the general and special conditions and the plans and specification of the project that are prepared by a design professional such as an architect.

A general contractor usually is responsible for the supplying of all material, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of the project.  To do this it is common for the general contractor to subcontract part of the work to other persons and companies that specialize in these types of work.  These are called subcontractors.


Design-build is a construction project delivery system where, the design and construction aspects are contracted for with a single entity know as the design-builder or design-build contractor.  The design-builder is usually the general contractor, but in many cases it is also the design professional (architect or engineer).  This system is used to minimize the project risk for an owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project.  Where the design-builder is the contractor, the design professionals are typically retained directly by the contractor.

Construction Management

Construction Management refers to the study and practice of the managerial and technological aspects of the construction industry (including construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology), or to a business model where one party to a construction contract serves as a construction consultant, providing both design and construction advice.