What Contractors should know?

What Contractors should know?

What contractors need to know?

  • Contractors should know how to build what they sell.
  • Contractors should understand design objectives and building codes.
  • Contractors must understand construction processes.
  • Contractors must know the licensing laws!
  • Contractors should understand how to put together a contract that identifies the required specifics necessary to complete the assigned project.
  • Contractor need to know how much a qualified skilled worker can accomplish in a day.
  • Contractors should understand and be able to develop a scope of work.
  • Experienced Contractors get inspections and approvals.
  • Contractors require the owner to document all specifics in writing.
  • Contractors must perform what is documented in writing.
  • Contractors manage construction.
  • Contractor must envision the project completed.
  • A certain amount of cost is what Contractors work from.
  • Contractors should follow construction documents.
  • Contractors need specific documents to follow.
  • Contractors are subject to other wants, needs and requirements by the owner, building department, trade contractors, and material vendors and existing conditions of the site and structure.
  • Contractors take a gamble on their experience and knowledge of how they can perform.
  • Contractors should know and understand the overhead cost of being in business (how much does it cost to be in business)
  • Contractors should know labor burden rates.
  • Contractors know that estimates are not comparable when not based on approved specifics!
  • Contractors know owners are looking for cost.
  • Contractors know the owner has a simplified idea of what it takes to build the project.
  • The Contractor is experienced the owner generally is not always knowledgeable about what it takes to build.
  • Only the contractor should manage the work.
  • The contractor knows the owner thinks he know how to do his job. “All he does is write checks”
  • A licensed contractor takes responsibility
  • A qualified contractor works to get the project done and understands that “time is money”.
  • An experienced contractor knows the owner will hold up the project by not specifying the finishes and fixtures up front.
  • An experienced contractor builds the project in a construction sequence that correlates with the project budget
  • An experienced contractor  establishes time frames for the project and gives the owner required time definitions subject to other consideration beyond the contractors control.
  • Experienced contractors render weekly or monthly communications to the owner for considerations, approvals, and instructions.

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