CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: PUBLIC USE AND THE LICENSING QUESTION

The State of South Carolina is presently engaging in several experiments involving the utilization of "Construction Management" on public projects. The state has previously determined that the utilization of "Construction Management" is not in conflict with its competitive bidding laws, which require all contracts for construction services to be issued and bid on a competitive low-bid basis. The question was brought before the Attorney General's office as to the licensure required for entities furnishing "Construction Management" services within the state. The question was whether or not any person, company or corporation acting as a "Construction Manager" in South Carolina should be required to hold a South Carolina General Contractor's license issued by the State Licensing Board for Contractors. It was concluded that, so long as the "Construction Manager" acted in a supervisory role only, coordinating the multiple prime contractors and scheduling the project without directing the methods and manner of the operations of the various multiple prime contractors, then a general contractor's license would not be required, but that where the "Construction Manager" actually superintends and directs the labor forces and the means and methods of actual construction, then a general contractor's license would be required. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    A4005: Committee on Contract Law
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Evans-Finuf, J
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

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  • Accession Number: 00388768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM