I would highly suggest that as a sub you join your local chapter if there is one in your area. They offer great benefits to helping your business. Contracts, tax laws, licensing changes, ideas for improvement in bidding, accounting, job costing from other trades as well as your competitors. There are other financial type benefits […]
In their rush to be cute and to use broad language that they can use to manipulate subs into doing work that wasn’t in their bids they should probably check and double-check the normal scope of work. For example. A real example. Probably not the best idea to omit the brick from a masonry contract […]
Recently there has been a move to shove all sorts of costs normally borne by the GC to the subs. This is being done in ways such as requiring a sub to have their own dumpster or back charging for uses of an on-site GC dumpster. There are some exceptions to this such as hazardous […]
There is no reason to be showing the guys on site the contract between the GC and the sub. That is a management/office conversation. Being a GC doesn’t not allow for carte blanche and should properly follow rules of construction etiquette.
Ok. So I can’t say for sure that it is intentional but it feels as though there is a game being played. Nobody would ever play the subs for a fool right? Well I’ve seen many ASIs and PR’s that have portions of a page and reference on the summary sheet to very specific things […]
Major changes to engineering certifications and builder guarantees are on the cards if the Government's reform of the construction laws goes ahead. The Government has announced a raft of changes to the Building Act 2004 - calling it the most …