Owning a home comes with a wide range of unique tasks and a lot of responsibility. Fortunately, a good general contractor can help you achieve all your home improvement goals. As a construction expert, your contractor will oversee your home improvement projects efficiently and properly. Some of the most important questions you need to ask to make the right decision include:
If you are planning a construction, one of your first priorities will be making sure that your contract is watertight. Your contract basically forms the blueprint for the whole project, defining who is involved, who is responsible for the work, how long it’s going to take and how much it’s going to cost. A great contract is written clearly and fairly and agreed with all parties before they sign on the dotted line.
Quality control in construction, also sometimes known as quality assurance or QA, is defined as being the processes or procedures that the contractor will engage in to ensure that the required quality of the project is met. A successful construction project will normally only be complete after the quality standards for the project set out by the owner have been met.
Generally, construction defects refer to a deficiency in the construction process – be that in design, materials, or workmanship – which leads to a failure in some aspect of the structure being built, and that causes damage to a person or property (financial or otherwise).
Forensic Architecture stands at the intersection of modeling and mystery. This field melds design and reconstructive modeling with the structure. Forensic architecture looks at potential failure mechanisms. The goal is to prevent failure or to uncover the truth and learn from it.
Time is an important element in any contract, but it is especially crucial when it comes to construction contracts. Construction delays are extremely common. In many instances, there is a very reasonable reason for the delay to occur. However, sometimes these delays are a result of poor planning or unexpected issues affecting the subcontractors
Construction is an inherently risky business. Every project has its own set of uncertainties and challenges. Without proper management, these risks can derail the project and severely harm the business. That’s why risk management in construction is vital. An effective risk management plan should allow you to mitigate the risks and turn them around to advance your company instead. With newer industry trends and more complicated projects, learning to manage the dangers becomes even more crucial than ever.
Core provided advice to counsel regarding risk and repair costs for a single-family home “flip” sale gone bad. Buyers alleged defects and fraud and sought significant damages for repairs, relocation and emotional distress from the seller/contractor and CORE’s client, the concrete subcontractor