No, a construction manager and a general contractor are not the same. A construction manager oversees and coordinates all aspects of a construction project on behalf of the owner, focusing on the project’s planning, coordination, and owner’s interests. In contrast, a general contractor is responsible for executing the physical construction work, typically hired by the owner or construction manager to manage day-to-day operations, subcontractors, and construction tasks. These roles have distinct responsibilities, with construction managers emphasizing project management, while general contractors specialize in construction execution.