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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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Abu Dhabi General Services Company, referred to as Musanada, has rolled out an electronic platform to make tendering processes and contract awards easier for main contractors and builders.
The interpretation of back-to-back clauses has long been a contested issue in commercial and construction disputes, the latest being the Dubai Court of Cassation judgment in which Al Tamimi successfully acted for a main contractor (overturning the First Instance and Court of Appeal judgments), that provides helpful guidance on how back-to-back clauses will be interpreted by the Dubai Courts.
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On October 24, Bernama reported Yuta Maju, the main contractor of the Jalan Bukit Kukus paired road project, claiming that there were strangers living at the construction site in Paya Terubong where the landslide tragedy happened.
Aldar Properties has appointed Trojan General Contracting as the main contractor for Water's Edge, its waterfront development on Yas Island.
Over a failure on the part of the main contractor RIKO to fulfill some of its responsibilities of the agreement on designing and constructing the St Petka hydroelectric power station in the set period of time and with the aim of protecting its own interests, AD ELEM activated the bank guarantee that the main contractor RIKO had provided, ELEM said.
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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.
The company said it has now appointed a main contractor for the multi-million-pound development - and expects the new superstore to be open by this time next year.