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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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Engaging even an experienced overseas subcontractor but with no local knowledge may not insulate a main contractor from risks, as very soon the new entrant will face new realities on the ground, especially on resource constraints or local license requirements, and may face financial difficulties due to huge cost overruns resulting from errors in pricing for work in an unfamiliar environment.
Act as the main contractor to complete the required works and installation;
Thanks to our funding partners, the main contractors Graham Construction and Camilleri Roofing, we have made a good start on the renovations - re-roofing is the important next step.
The most recent contracts call on GMI as the main contractor to complete refurbishment works to two 19,500sq ft retail units for Marks and Spencer and Pure Gym.
There are many subcontractors in the KAFD and KSU projects who cannot pay their workers either because they have run out of cash or they cannot collect bills from the main contractor," he said.
Lindsey Whiterod, principal at South Tyneside College, said: "We are very pleased to announce SURGO as our main contractor for this fantastic refurbishment project.
At the end of the meeting, all the contractors were given the revised set of tender documents of phase 1 of Cordoba Hills project, which have been slightly modified to meet the market needs, based on which they will submit their comprehensive offers for the evaluation and review by Akar and ECG representatives to reach the final stage of the tendering process, which is selecting the main contractor of phase 1 of Cordoba Hills project.
Damac Properties has demonstrated the construction efficiencies from having the same main contractor build more than one project within close proximity.
We are excited to announce Dhabi Contracting as the main contractor for Wadi Walk.
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Russells acted as main contractor on the conversion project.
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