Built Intelligence

An Introduction to General Contracting (Part 2) Design Issues

An Introduction to General Contracting (Part 2) Design Issues


Access hundreds of courses and learning paths like this one for a simple monthly subscription. No obligation, cancel your subscription anytime. Find out more.

The aim of this course is to offer an introduction into general contracting, the background, characteristics and risks associated with it.

After studying this course, you should be able to:-

1. Explain how the designers act on behalf of the employer in converting the employer's requirements first into a brief and subsequently into a workable design.
2. Explore such things as the experience of the lead designer, complete design, involvement of quantity surveyor, price as the basis of selection, employer-selected sub-contractors, proportion of prime cost and/or provisional sums, negotiated contract, in the absence of any other suggestion.