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Contractors
A general contractor, main contractor or prime contractor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction Construction is a general term meaning the and to form , , or ,"Construction" def. 1.a. 1.b. and 1.c. ''Oxford English Dictionary'' Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) Oxford University Press 2009 and comes from ''constructio'' (from ''com-' ... site, management of vendors and trades, and the communication of information to all involved parties throughout the course of a building project. Description A general contractor is a construction manager Construction management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at a specified time. The primary challenge ... employed by a client, usually upon the advice of the project's architect An architect is a person who plans, designs and oversees the construction of buildin ...
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Subcontractor
A subcontractor is an individual or (in many cases) a business Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). Simply put, it is "any activity or enterprise entered into for profit." Having a business name A trad ... that signs a contract A contract is a legally binding agreement that defines and governs the rights and duties between or among its parties Image:'Hip, Hip, Hurrah! Artist Festival at Skagen', by Peder Severin Krøyer (1888) Demisted with DXO PhotoLab Clearview ... to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract. A subcontractor (or sub-contractor) is a company or person whom a general contractor A general contractor, main contractor or prime contractor is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a construction Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form Physical object, objects, systems, or organizations,"C . ...
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Construction
Construction is a general term meaning the and to form , , or ,"Construction" def. 1.a. 1.b. and 1.c. ''Oxford English Dictionary'' Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) Oxford University Press 2009 and comes from ''constructio'' (from ''com-'' "together" and ''struere'' "to pile up") and ''construction''. To construct is the : the act of building, and the is construction: how something is built, the nature of its structure. In its most widely used context, construction covers the processes involved in delivering s, , industrial facilities and associated activities through to the end of their life. It typically starts with , , and , and continues until the asset is built and ready for use; construction also covers repairs and maintenance work, any works to expand, extend and improve the asset, and its eventual , dismantling or ing. The construction industry contributes significantly to many countries’ gross domestic products (GDP). Global expenditure on construction activi ...
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Construction Manager
Construction management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of Construction management is to control a project's time / delivery, cost and quality—sometimes referred to as a project management triangle or "triple constraints." CM is compatible with all Project delivery method, project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships. Professional construction managers may be reserved for lengthy, large-scale, high budget undertakings (Commercial property, commercial real estate, Transport#Infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and Infrastructure#Military, military infrastructure), called capital projects. The role of a contractor Contractors are assigned to a construction project during the design or once the design has been completed by a licen ...
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Construction Science
Construction management (CM) is a professional service that uses specialized, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of Construction management is to control a project's time / delivery, cost and quality—sometimes referred to as a project management triangle or "triple constraints." CM is compatible with all Project delivery method, project delivery systems, including design-bid-build, design-build, CM At-Risk and Public Private Partnerships. Professional construction managers may be reserved for lengthy, large-scale, high budget undertakings (Commercial property, commercial real estate, Transport#Infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, industrial facilities, and Infrastructure#Military, military infrastructure), called capital projects. The role of a contractor Contractors are assigned to a construction project during the design or once the design has been completed by a licen ...
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Construction Bidding
Construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal ( tender) to undertake, or manage the undertaking of a construction project. The process starts with a cost estimate A cost estimate is the approximation of the cost of a program, project A project (or program) is any undertaking, carried out individually or collaboratively and possibly involving research or design, that is carefully planned (usually by a proje ... from blueprints A blueprint is a reproduction of a technical drawing Technical drawing, drafting or drawing, is the act and discipline Discipline is action ACTION is a bus operator in Canberra Canberra ( ) is the capital city of Australi ... and material take offMaterial take off (MTO) is a term used in engineering and construction, and refers to a list of Raw material, materials with quantities and types (such as specific grades of steel) that are required to build a designed structure or item. This list is ...s. The tender is tre ...
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Joint Contracts Tribunal
The Joint Contracts Tribunal, also known as the JCT, produces standard forms of contract for Construction law, construction, guidance notes and other standard documentation for use in the construction industry in the United Kingdom. From its establishment in 1931, JCT has expanded the number of contributing organisations. Following recommendations in the 1994 Latham Report, the current operational structure comprises seven members who approve and authorise publications. In 1998 the JCT became a limited company. Members The members were listed by the JCT in 2014 as: # the British Property Federation, # the Contractors Legal Group, comprising: #* the National Federation of Builders, #* the UK Contractors Group, #* the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation and #* the Scottish Building Federation; # the Local Government Association, # the National Specialist Contractors Council, # the Royal Institute of British Architects, # the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and # t ...
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California Contractors State License Board
The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) was established in 1929 as the Contractors License Bureau under the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards. Today it is part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). The CSLB licenses and regulates General contractor, contractors in 44 classifications that constitute the Construction, construction industry. As of December 31, 2020, there were 229,909 "Active" licenses registered under the 44 different classifications of the CSLB licensing system. The CSLB also registers Home improvement, Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS). As of December 31, 2020, there were 22,020 active HIS. The top 10 licensing classifications, in order of licenses issued by CSLB on December 31, 2020, are: A 15-member board appoints CSLB's executive officer, or registrar of contractors, and directs administrative policy for the agency's operations. This Board includes five contractors, one member of a labor organization repre ...
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Surety Bond
In finance Finance is the study of financial institutions, financial markets and how they operate within the financial system. It is concerned with the creation and management of money and investments. Savers and investors have money available which could ..., a surety , surety bond or guaranty involves a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt Debt is an obligation that requires one party, the debtor A debtor or debitor is a legal entity (legal person) that owes a debt Debt is an obligation that requires one party, the debtor, to pay money or other agreed-upon value to ... obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults. Usually, a surety bond or surety is a promise by a surety or guarantor to pay one party (the ''obligee'') a certain amount if a second party (the ''principal'') fails to meet some obligation, such as fulfilling the terms of a contract. The surety bond protects the obligee against losses resulting from the principal's f ...
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Construction Communication
Construction communication, within an organizational context, is to convey an instruction to influence the actions/behaviors of others, or may involve an Exchange (organized market), exchange of, or request for information during a construction project.Dainty, Andrew Dainty; Moore, David; Murray, Michael. (20 January 2006). ''Communication in Construction Theory and Practice.'' Routledge. . Background Communication usually involves the transfer of information, a generic term that embraces meaning such as knowledge, processed data, skills and technology. Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. Importance Per M.E.L. Hoezen, the author of ''The problem of communication in construction.'' The efficiency and effectiveness of the constr ...
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Real Estate Developer
Real estate development, or property development, is a business process, encompassing activities that range from the renovation and re-lease of existing buildings to the purchase of raw Real Estate, land and the sale of developed land or parcels to others. Real estate developers are the people and companies who coordinate all of these activities, converting ideas from paper to real property. Real estate development is different from construction or Home construction, housebuilding, although many developers also manage the construction process or engage in housebuilding. Developers buy land, finance real estate deals, build or have builders build projects, develop projects in joint venture ,create, imagine, control, and orchestrate the process of development from the beginning to end.New York Times, March 16, 1963, "Personality Boom is Loud for Louis Lesser" Developers usually take the greatest risk in the creation or renovation of real estate and receive the greatest rewards. Ty ...
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Plumbing
Plumbing is any system that conveys fluid In physics Physics is the that studies , its , its and behavior through , and the related entities of and . "Physical science is that department of knowledge which relates to the order of nature, or, in other words, to the regular s ...s for a wide range of applications. Plumbing uses pipes PIPES is the common name for piperazine-N,N′-bis(2-ethanesulfonic acid), and is a frequently used buffering agent in biochemistry. It is an ethanesulfonic acid buffer developed by Good et al. in the 1960s. Applications PIPES has two Acid dissoc ..., valve A valve is a device or natural object that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries A slurry composed of glass beads in silicone oil flowing down an inclined plane A slurry is a mixt ...s, plumbing fixtures, tanks A tank is an armored fighting vehicle intended as a primary offensive weapon in front-line grou ...
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Carpentry
Carpentry is a skilled trade A tradesman, skilled tradesman, or tradie refers to a skilled worker who specializes in a particular occupation that requires work experience, on-the-job training, and often formal vocational education Vocational education is education th ... and a craft A craft or trade is a pastime or an occupation that requires particular skills and knowledge of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly the Middle Ages In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted ap ... in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials Building material is material used for construction. Many naturally occurring substances, such as clay, rocks, sand, and wood, even twigs and leaves, have been used to construct buildings. Apart from naturally occurring materials, many man-mad ... during the construction of building A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof ...
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