A Model Cost Comparison Between Construction Management and General Contracting

by Derek A. Calomeni, Dep of Civil Engineering, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


This paper presents a model cost comparison between general contracting and construction management in a typical mid-rise 5-10 story office building. The model separates cost of construction vs. construction support items, business overhead, general contractor profit, contingencies, bonds, and CM total costs. Potential cost savings are explained in the model.

Subject Headings: Construction costs | Comparative studies | Contracts | Building management | Mid-rise buildings | Commercial construction | Contractors and subcontractors | Profits

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