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Facade Consultants vs Contractors: A Brief Comparison of Their Roles in Construction Project

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Facade Consultants vs Contractors: A Brief Comparison of Their Roles in Construction Project

Summary: There are different professionals involved in a construction project. In this article, we have discussed the roles of facade consultants and contractors in a construction project. A building project is not an easy or simple task. There are a lot of things that need to be considered to successfully operate and seamlessly complete a building construction project. There are several aspects to be taken care of, amongst which, facade engineering, design and construction stand to be important ones. Quite naturally, any such project requires the involvement of different professionals with different skill sets and specialisations. From facade structural engineer and facade design consultants, to facade consultants and contractors, all of them have different roles in a certain building project.

Roles of Consultants vs Contractors In A Building Construction Projects

If you want to construct a building, then it is essential for you to know about the various aspects of the project and the roles played by different kinds of professionals. This will help you to efficiently conduct and complete the project, with maximum profitability. Knowing the job roles will help you hire the right person for a certain job and help you avoid miscommunication, mistakes, and save unwanted expenditures and avoid any other implications (legal as well as practical) that may arise due to the lack of professional expertise or experience. From concept and design to design development, legal approvals as well as final implementation and project completion, each and every field requires specific expertise and all of them have their own procedures, guidelines and requirements. To divide the services of professionals involved in a building construction project based on their responsibilities, duties, tasks and contributions, we will have to classify them into two broad categories, which are:

  1. Consultants

Consultants (engineering consultants, facade consultants, BMU consultants and firms offering arch consultancy services, beam consultancy services, etc.) must be your very first and go-to construction personnel. They have the right skills, expertise and experience to conceptualize, design and plan a proposed building project. Way before construction and implementation, the project involves concept, planning and design development which is effectively taken care of by engineering and facade consultancy services.

Key roles:

Project design: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Structural engineers formulate the plan and design of the project.

Project management: Handles the construction and implementation of design and plans.


They are hired after the building project gets all its permits based on the design concept, structure and plans finalized by construction consultants. Hired through project bidding, they handle the final execution and construction under a consultant’s supervision.

Key roles:

Final implementation of the project: It is done with the help of document controllers, QA/QC engineers, Site architects, Site Civil and MEP engineers, Safety engineers and other professionals.

On-Field Work: Groundworkers like masons, plumbers, welders, carpenters handle the on-field construct under the supervision of engineers and project managers.

Hiring The Right Professionals For Facade Consultancy Services!

Be it for engineering consultancy or be it building facade consultancy, hiring the right professionals stand to be the key to the success of any construction project.

Envelopetechnick Facade Consultancy LLP is a top name in the field of facade consultancy services offering a wide range of consultancy services for construction services and working with several major companies across the world on major projects. Get in touch with them for all assistance and guidance!


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