A General Contractor is responsible for the day-today oversight of the construction/remodel site, management of vendors and sub-contractors. A general contractor additionally is responsible for the communication of information to the involved parties throughout the course of the building project.
A general contractor must first assess the project-specific documents. In the case of a renovation, a site visit is required to get a better understanding of the project. The contractor will then calculate a price, also called an estimate. The general contractor considers the cost of materials and equipment as well as the cost of labor to provide the owner with an approximate price for the project.
Contract documents include a budge, any general and/or special conditions, blueprints and specifications prepared by a design professional . In many instances the general contractor is or provides the project engineer or project manager for construction projects.
A general contractor is responsible for providing all of the material, labor, equipment (such as engineering vehicles and tools) and services necessary for the construction of the project. The general contractor hires specialized subcontractors to perform all or portions of the construction work.
Responsibilities may include applying for building permits, securing the property, providing temporary utilities on site, managing personnel on site, providing site surveying and engineering, disposing of or recycling construction waste, monitoring schedules and cash flow, additionally meeting all safety requirements on the job.
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