UK and US construction management contracting procedures and practices: a comparative study

ADEKUNLE SABITU OYEGOKE (Helsinki University of Technology, Construction Economics and Management, PO Box 2100, 02015 HUT, Finland)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Publication date: 1 May 2001


This study provides a framework for comparing construction management contracts in the UK and the US construction practices. It starts by reviewing previous studies on UK and US contracting practices and explores the main delivery methods, inform of comparison with construction management contracting systems. It examines construction management contracting types, processes and procedures and interaction between the construction manager and other stakeholders. This study was based on a literature review and the result shows the similarities and differences between the American and British CM systems within each practice and between both practices; the distribution of responsibilities and risks both in pre‐construction and during the construction stages; and allocation of responsibility in both practices.



SABITU OYEGOKE, A. (2001), "UK and US construction management contracting procedures and practices: a comparative study", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 8 No. 5/6, pp. 403-417.

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