Construction industry segments

The construction industry can be broken down into two very broad categories, general building construction and engineered construction. Most construction contractors concentrate on one of these categories, or even on a specialty within one of them. A third category of contractor is the specialty trade contractor, who usually works as a subcontractor for a general, or prime, contractor responsible for the construction of the entire project. We can understand something about the nature of the industry by describing the various types of construction work.

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