Contractors have certain responsibilities and it’s important the contractor (and their construction team) understands what these are. These obligations include:
- Managing and supervising the project to ensure it is successful and:
- Is completed on time, unless the project is delayed by causes that the contractor had no control over and reasons which the contractor couldn’t have been expected to allow for.
- Meets the required quality standards.
- Complies with the project specifications.
- Complies with the local, state and national specifications.
- Has no safety or environmental incidents and complies with all safety regulations as well as the client’s requirements outlined in the contract document.
- Has no major industrial relations issues.
- Meets all the contractual requirements in the contract document.
- Ensuring they have adequate resources with the required skills to successfully complete the work in accordance with the construction schedule.
- Protecting existing services and utility lines.
- Not starting work before checking that all permits and approvals are in place.
- Protecting surrounding property which could be impacted by the construction works.
- Reviewing drawings issued for construction to ensure they have sufficient information to construct the section of works.
- Planning, scheduling and coordinating the works, which includes coordinating their employees, plus managing their subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that all parties complete the project safely, to the required quality and on time. This management includes ensuring that they are aware of the construction schedule, rules, regulations, standards and specifications applicable to the project and that they comply with these.
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