general contractor


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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 general contractor abandoned the project prior to Bloomsouth and another subcontractor recorded their notices of contract.
The "pay-when-paid" language is an absolute agreement of the general contractor to pay the subcontractor within a period of time after the general contractor is paid by the owner.
The owner's termination of both the construction manager and the general contractor within a six-month period and the hiring of thirty subcontractors in lieu of replacing the general contractor in the first case, and 600 days of delay, which included a construction-manager imposed suspension of work, in the second case were justifiably viewed by the courts as extraordinary circumstances.
The process of convincing the general contractor to accept your proposal with terms Tour firm wants begins well before any actual conversation or correspondence with the general contractor.
The Subcontractor shall be paid within seven (7) days after the General Contractor receives payment from the Owner for the work of the Subcontractor.
Cahill sued the general contractor and the owner, Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
The general contractor locked up your job with your first advance of funds and now pays less attention to your job as he spends time looking for another.

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