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Sep
25

What Are the Responsibilities of a General Contractor?

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For a moment, let’s say you are a real estate developer undergoing a major project. As one can image, this is an extremely stressful position to be in as there are many hats to be worn. From coordinating workers and equipment to maintaining schedules and budgets, the details are endless. This, in a nutshell, is why you would hire a general contractor. With the assistance of a trained expert, the once overwhelming list of tasks can be delegated with ease.

 

A brief overview

A day in the life of a general contractor is never the same. This individual is responsible for the overall coordination of a project as well as act as the construction manager. From assessing documents, visiting sites, submitted proposals or bids, hiring tradesman or subcontractors, and working with engineers, a general contractor is a well-rounded, and knowledgeable individual with resources.

 

The management hat

As the on-site construction manager, the general contractor on a project ensures that tasks stay as planning. For example, the electrician can not come on-site to perform their duties until other elements of the construction phase have been completed. Keeping the project moving on time is a crucial part of managing a job, as well as keeping to the proposed budget.

 

Hiring subcontractors

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We’ve all heard the famous saying, and it holds true for many aspects of everyday life. In construction, this saying is especially true. To successfully execute a project teamwork is needed from a variety of different trades.

Enter the general contractor. This individual is typically one with a considerable amount of industry experience and resources. Thus, he or she can hire in the subcontractors needed to execute the job with precision. Tradesmen such as electricians, masons, carpenters, ironworkers, and so on will all be required at some point throughout the plan. Carefully coordinating schedules, each stage should flow seamlessly without interruption.

 

 

If your project could use the expertise of a general contractor, contact Schroeder Construction Management. With over 30 years of experience, owner Jack Schroeder has the professionalism and resources you require. Contact our team today at (603) 882-1822 for more information.