One of the best ways a general contractor can provide quality control is by monitoring the construction timeline. The completion timeline plays a major role in the project. If a project goes longer than the estimated date, there is a chance that it is also going to go over the expected budget. Sometimes the contractor cannot prevent delays due to changes in weather conditions, but still, they can work hard to ensure that contractors stick with the schedule and make up for any weather-related delays whenever possible.

Monitoring the timeline helps to ensure that building materials will be available at the job site when they are needed. This helps in ensuring that the unused materials are not left on site sitting out for weeks, increasing the chance of theft, or not being available when they are needed, causing employees to stand around with nothing to do resulting in delays. A general contractor monitors closely the progress and makes sure that the right building materials are delivered at the right time.

Qualified Sub-Contractors

Another way that a general contractor provides quality control is by hiring qualified subcontractors. If you do not have a general contractor, you would have to hire each and every contractor that comes to work. This includes carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc. General contractors take care of all of these sub-contractors regularly.

When a general contractor hires a qualified sub-contractor, they look at many elements, including licensing, experience, insurance, and the quality of their work. Thus, taking time to qualify contractors before they ever work on the project helps to ensure that they are capable of completing the quality work that is up to the code of regulations and per building standards.

Overseeing Building Plans

Sometimes with many different subcontractors working on different parts of a building, it is normal for the building plans by kept aside and not followed. A general contractor makes sure that every sub-contractor working on the construction site knows the building plans for their area. They even ensure that the blueprints and building plans are being followed. This ensures the building is structurally sound and will be completed as per the provided specifications.

Completed Work Check

The last thing a general contractor provide is quality control by checking completed work. A general contractor should routinely check the completed work on the building. The general contractors do both scheduled as well as unannounced checks. Like, an unannounced check, a general contractor may stop at the job site and give a surprise check on the progress made by plumbers on the given day. A scheduled check involves the sub-contractor and notifies the general contractor when they have completed a checklist of provided tasks and lets the general contractor look for the completed work before they proceed further with the next tasks.

It is important to note that the building inspector will inspect most of the work completed by sub-contractors. Having a general contractor helps to inspect it first in order to prevent this from happening and also make necessary corrections or changes that can be made before a building inspector comes to complete their final inspection.

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