December 6th, 2013
Many people today are familiar with electricity and gas, but often are unclear what propane is used for. Firstly, propane is a clean fuel, which means it is better for the environment. Residential customers use propane for heat, barbecue grills, water heaters, appliances and air conditioners. In a commercial setting, propane is used to power farm equipment, heat homes and [...]
December 6th, 2013
Many people do not put much thought into their homes electrical system. While this system is used on a daily basis, people often take it for granted. However, before these systems were created, living inside of a home was much more difficult. Thankfully, the systems we use today are even more advanced than those used initially, and they even have [...]
December 5th, 2013
Painting a home is always a very difficult task. In fact, for people with chronic health conditions or injuries, it may be an impossible task. Luckily, there is an affordable and durable alternative to painting. While it will still require extensive work on your home, there are numerous contractors with the experience and tools needed to install siding on any [...]
December 4th, 2013
As a profession, architects design buildings in Edmonton. They receive thorough education which gives them the skills and knowledge necessary to adequately construct dwellings for other people to use and inhabit. Public safety is a major area of study within the curriculum of an architecture student. Architects may work alongside engineers to ensure that buildings are composed of materials substantial [...]
Begin the process of building your company the right way
After an architect has designed a building, the project is turned over to the general contractor. General contractors are among the most important people that handle a construction project. Without them the projects will not get off the ground or will turn out sloppy. A general building contractor is responsible for ensuring that you have all of the materials that you need as well as the man power to put them together. They also maintain the schedule and ensure that the building gets put together the way it is originally planned.
Pricing is one of the first things that a general building contractor will do. They will generally have to overview the schematics for the building and make a decision on the materials that they are going to need, the man hours that it will take, etc. For renovations, the general building contractor will probably have to visit the site to give a more detailed analysis. When this analysis is complete, the estimate is given. Multiple building contractors might be hired to give an estimate, in which case they will likely try to compete for the position.
In order to become a proper general building contractor, you have to be officially licensed in most circumstances. What these circumstances are can vary from state to state, but in most cases if you have a contract above a certain price tag, you will have to be licensed. For example, California requires that ever construction job over $500 be completed by a licensed contractor. Getting a license usually involves having a solid education and some experience working in the construction field. If you are buying, make sure that your contractor is licensed.