The general contractor plays the most important role in a construction job. The GC organizes and executes construction projects of varying sizes, including:
General contractors manage all aspects of a construction project from beginning to end. They ensure timely completion of projects and are responsible for:
In a nutshell, the general contractor understands every aspect of construction, including:
Oftentimes, Construction Management or a Design Build Process serves clients much better than General Contracting services. Check out some of our Design Build projects here.
At Fraser Construction, we offer General Contracting services during the design phase, which will include such pre-construction services as estimating, scheduling, phasing, milestones, value engineering and constructability reviews. Additionally, we avoid any budget surprises with Guaranteed Maximum Price.
However, there are circumstances in which the design is complete, resulting in the client putting the project out to bid among multiple general contractors. The most time- and cost-efficient approach is to develop a standard bid form and schedule of values with a set budget.
In the end, this saves time bidding apples to apples.