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general contractor

One who is responsible for construction of a building or other improvement for an owner or a developer. Most states have educational, experience, and insurance requirements as a condition of obtaining a general contractor's license. They also prohibit unlicensed persons from constructing improvements for another unless the project is under a certain specified size. The trade association is the Associated General Contractors of America (www.agc.org), established in 1918.You may check licensing requirements and the status of local contractors at www.contractors-license.org,maintained by the Craftsman Book Company.

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The total gross value of construction works performed by main contractors in the fourth quarter of 2017 decreased by 0.
The main contractor is more capable than the client to select the right MEP contractor.
In a domestic subcontract, the choice of subcontractor is left to the main contractor.
In this case CCEL, the main contractor, had agreed to provide a performance bond and sub-contractor warranties in favour of Liberty.
According to Sozen and Kucuk, the main contractor is always suppressed and withholds the payment for work done until the subcontractor appears due to the lack of money rounds [8].
In this case, the Main Contractor argued that the action be stayed or dismissed pending the resolution of the arbitration matter which they brought against the Project Owner.
He made clear Thursday that the main contractor tasked with building the new factory in Kardzhali would be selected on the basis of three key criteria a technology, price and completion term.
The firm, which has 300 staff based at its offices in Cardiff and Swansea, has also been appointed as one of two main contractors to provide employment law advice and as the reserve contractor advising on risk, product liability, health and safety.
Initial work on the site has started and now Morrisons has appointed McLaren Construction as the main contractor for the scheme.
They were met by senior representatives from the project's main contractor, STAM, and toured the existing infrastructure which is now 45 per cent complete.
Mark Ronan, of Clayton West-based Mark Ronan Developments, is threatening legal action against main contractor John Hellens Ltd, of Washington, County Durham.
Nearly all the original money is gone but the plan to run the tram from Leith to the airport will never be completed due to poor management and a main contractor who has taken them to the cleaners.