The Role of Commercial Contractors

  A commercial contractor is paid to do construction and renovation on commercial construction projects. They can work on a variety of projects such as roads, schools and shopping malls. One might also decide to concentrate on specific projects such as housing projects while another can choose to be working on different types of projects. Types of commercial contractors Every type of commercial contractor has a role to play in construction. The most common contractor being the General Contractor. These are contractors who spearhead everything bin the construction process. They act according to the clients’ interests from the start to finish. A building contractor is left with the responsibility of sourcing for subcontractors who are essential to the project they are working on. The client deals with the building contractor while the building contractor is the one who liaises with the subcontractors. Their charges range between 10 to 15% of the project’s total cost. The general duties of a commercial contractor The commercial contractor is the construction project manager hence their work involves the coordination of the different teams in the project. Coordination calls for several things to be done. They define the goals of the project. Here they develop drafts that are an outline of what the client expects of the project. They will also map out what is expected of every team working on the project whereby responsibilities are clearly specified. This facilitates easy coordination. Project planning. The project manager will plan for the project and might even call for a brain storming session with the team leaders involved. The plans draw a clear mental picture and...