The general contractor is one of the most vital roles in any properly executed construction projection. As a manager of sorts, the general contractor is advised by architects, engineers, and other professionals in order to develop plans and coordinate the project. The general contractor obtains the initial proposals, examines the details of the project, and offers a counter proposal if necessary.
General contractors also examine the cost of overhead, materials, and labor when calculating rates and the estimated price of the project. Once all of these details are worked out, the general contractor forms a contract with documents such as drawings, diagrams, and the project manual. The general contractor also provides the equipment, material, and labor that is necessary for a project's completion.
For many large projects, the general contractor will hire subcontractors to perform specific tasks. Each of these subcontractors specializes in a specific branch of construction such as floor installation, ceiling installation, plumbing, electrical work, or carpentry. While each of these subcontractors usually acts independently of each other, it is the responsibility of the general contractor to ensure that they are able to complete their tasks without conflicting with other tasks. For example, electrical work should be completed before ceiling installation. The general contractor's role in this situation is to create a schedule that allows the electricians to completed their tasks before the ceiling installers. Other responsibilities for general contractors often include securing the property, applying for permits, managing personnel, providing disposal services, monitoring payment and work schedules, and keeping records. In some projects, the general contractor is also the construction manager.
Alvarado Construction Incorporated provides a general contractor role that is efficient and reliable.