A key role for a Tulsa commercial contractor is the gate keeper of information for a given project. As the gate key for it is the contractor’s responsibility to maintain the flow of information from subcontractor to contractor to architect and to owner through the duration of the project in the warranty phase. One of the most important factors in the flow of information is accurate information and it is incumbent upon the Tulsa commercial contractor to ensure that the information is accurate as it flows between the parties involved. As a part of making sure this information is accurate the contractor must verify the information. By verifying the information, the contractor ensures that there is no miscommunication. A simple example of ensuring the accuracy of the information is Win a subcontractor transmit a submittal to the Tulsa commercial contractor and the contractor must make sure the information in the submittal is correct. This doesn’t always mean the general contractor will assume that the subcontractor made a mistake on the submittal, but the general contractor verifies any information that is incongruent between the plans and specifications to the submittal.
If the plumbing schedule shows an American standard sink with faucet on the right hand side but the submittal shows an American standard sink with the faucet in the middle and the general contractor notices on the plans that The sink is not in a corner and sinks on the schedule are called out the same even though they are on opposite sides of the wall and then the general contractor may assume that the submittal information is correct and the plumbing schedule is incorrect and to ensure that the submittal remains accurate the Tulsa commercial contractor needs to Mark the submittal so that the architect can verify that they do want sinks with faucets in the middle as submitted and not faucets on the right side of the sink so that when the submittal is returned from the architect to the general contractor the general contractor can relay the information to the superintendent and subcontractor that the sinks should be have faucets in the center of the sink. A Tulsa commercial contractor will typically I have several projects proceeding at the same time and some of the subcontractors on the differing projects may also be the same.
When a general contractor has the same subcontractor on more than one project the general contractor will need to specify the project when referring to the project to the subcontractor to make sure they are speaking about the same project. It is common for a Tulsa commercial contractor to speak with subcontractors several times and many of those communications will occur in an informal manner the calls or text messages. This means if a general contractor contacts a subcontractor that has multiple projects underneath the general contractor the project manager cannot call the subcontractor and merely ask “are you going to be at the site tomorrow?” Because the subcontractor may be thinking of a project where they are just putting cover plates on the switches and receptacles close to the Home office but you may be referring to a project where the electrician is going to be doing under slab work at a project several hours away and if the subcontractor merely confirms that they will be at the site in the Tulsa commercial contractor does not confirm the project they are speaking of then the subcontractor may show up at a different project and when the general contractor contact the subcontractor to inquire about their appearance on the side the subcontractor May believe you were talking about the other project that just needed cover plates on the light switches and receptacles. This rule of ensuring that you were speaking about the same project to a subcontractor doesn’t negate the context of the conversation meaning if The general contractor calls and ask the subcontractor if they have the sleeves to go in the footing or if they have a mini ex to dig under the footing for the job and then the subcontractor should know that the Tulsa commercial contractor it’s not speaking of the job they just need to cover plates but getting complacent during a project or speaking with a subcontractor that you frequently speak with may lead to miscommunications especially if the contact with the subcontractor is frequent but in short duration. Before a general contractor speaks to One of the parties involved in the project it’s a good idea to collect your thoughts and confirm with the other party the details that you are speaking about. Taking that small amount of extra time to align both parties focus on the same object can eliminate wasted time.
If a subcontractor schedules his representatives to be on his side and week in advance on a Tuesday after a holiday weekend the Tulsa commercial contractor needs to confirm the appointment before the next Tuesday because the subcontractor may not have realized that that Tuesday was following a holiday Monday and May believe his associates will be doing a job on Monday or finishing a job on Monday and going to your site on Tuesday but when the holiday rolls around his employees may have to do the work scheduled for Monday on Tuesday and because the appointment wasn’t confirmed the day or the Friday before The subcontractor may not have representatives on site. Depending on the size of the organization some subcontractors I have difficulty in giving a precise date that they are planning on being at the side. In a small organization with a high turnover So I have subcontractors may not be able to say that the associates or representatives that are assigned to your project will be able to be on site at a given time. This presents difficulties when the project takes place on A side that has restricted access such as a prison or government building.
On the sides the Tulsa commercial contractor must notify the facility or compound ahead of time to schedule the arrival of the subcontractor and sometimes specifically which employees of the subcontractor will be on site. In these circumstances the subcontractor is making it difficult on the general contractor to accurately relay arrival information to the owner or owner’s representative of a say and when these circumstances arise the general contractor must use precise language with their interactions to that subcontractor to be sure that when they communicate, they are getting an accurate time frame and personnel from the subcontractor. When a Tulsa commercial contractor does not appropriately relay and confirm the validity of information within him a project in between the parties involved miscommunication and errors will impede the critical path of the project.