A more traditional approach to construction, General Contracting is one of the most popular forms of project delivery. In this method, a design team of architects and engineers are hired to work with an owner to develop plans for a building to fit the goals and the budget of the owner. Based on completed construction plans, a contractor is selected through a bidding process to build the building for a set price.
During the construction period, the architect works to see that the contractor builds according to the plans and specifications, and that the owner meets financial and other obligations to the contractor.
Benefits of this type of contract include:
- Well established and broadly documented roles
- Carefully crafted legal and procedural guidelines
- Complete specifications that produce clear quality standards
- A lowest responsible bid that provides a reliable market price for the project