Houston General Contractor
A property owner or real estate developer develops a program of their needs and select a site (often with an architect). The architect assembles a design team of consulting engineers and other experts to design the building and specify the building systems. Today contractors frequently participate on the design team by providing pre-design services such as providing estimations of the budget and scheduling requirements to improve the economy of the project. In other cases the general contractor is hired at the close of the design phase. The owner, architect, and general contractor work closely together to meet deadlines and budget. The general contractor works with subcontractors to ensure quality standards.
The real estate developer or property owner determines specific needs of any particular construction project, including site selection and assembling a team of experts to complete the project. These experts usually include an architect and a General Contractor, who has knowledge pertaining to all phases of construction and is responsible for overseeing its subcontractors, as well as ensuring quality control and the timely completion of the project. The owner/developer works closely with the architect and the General Contractor to stay within budget and meet construction deadlines.