- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 26 Sep 2019
Sub-agents are sometimes referred to as ‘package managers’, and rather confusingly they are also sometimes referred to as construction managers, although this term more accurately refers to someone who manages trade contracts under a construction management contract.
Sub-agents are usually appointed on large construction projects to manage a specific part of the works or a specific package of work. A package is a part of the works that has been ‘bundled’ into a form suitable for tendering as a single sub-contract.
The sub-agent is responsible for managing that sub-contract, including the management of the sub-contractor, the quality of their work, their productivity, health and safety considerations and so on as well as directing section engineers.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
1 minute review of CAMRA’s guide to historic drinking dens.
Their complex heritage remains largely unknown.
New editor covered facilities management, operations and construction in the US.
Exclusive log cabins on the North Antrim coastline.
Proactive forestry for strategic water management.
CIOB urges construction to share PPE with healthcare providers.
Why not write that article you've always meant to?
One of the seven man-made wonders of Arizona.
A more flexible approach is needed.
A quick step-by-step introduction to the BREEAM process.
First pioneered in the USA and then France.