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What’s the Difference Between Construction & Civil Engineers? July 11, 2019

Wailuku, Maui
What’s the Difference Between Construction & Civil Engineers?, Wailuku, Hawaii

When the time comes to hire commercial contractors for your next building project, the people who make up the construction team matter. If you want to get quality results, you’ll need to enlist the help of both a civil and a construction engineer. If you’re still on the fence about hiring these specialists, understanding their roles can help you see their importance. To help you design a successful project, here’s a guide to how these roles differ and what each of them contributes. 

Civil Engineers

Civil engineering is primarily concerned with the design and planning of a construction project. It’s divided into several subcategories, such as structural or geotechnical engineering. They use knowledge of mathematics, building codes, material strength, and design principles to ensure that plans fit your needs. 

Civil engineers often help set budgets and make recommendations for materials to be used in a project. They will typically work with an architectural team to finalize the designs.

Construction Engineers

constructionWhen it comes to construction work, much of the project management role passes on to construction engineers. During planning, they typically only evaluate maps and survey data to choose a site location. However, they can work with civil engineers to generate blueprints.

Construction engineers tend to take on a more hands-on role once the building begins. They conduct on-site inspections and coordinate with site supervisors, which requires project and staff management skills. This ensures that a project is finished on schedule and that the results live up to your requirements.


No matter what kind of help you need for your commercial building, you will get great results with Rojac Construction. Providing construction services to Maui, HI, for over 20 years, this locally owned and operated business has worked on a wide range of commercial and industrial projects. Since inception, they’ve worked with budgets ranging from $1,700 to $14 million. Find more about their company online, or call (808) 986-1105 to discuss your needs.

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