If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Our accredited contractors promote their SafeContractor status with our logo and van stickers; demonstrating their health and safety compliance to existing and potential clients. Civil Engineering Procedure , 7th edition, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers defines a ‘general contractor ‘ as ‘…a contractor who undertakes the whole of the construction of a project, but usually in turn sub-letting parts of his work to specialist or trades contractors and others as sub-contractors ‘. However, if you cannot find the contractor this way, do not assume they are unlicensed.
The general contractor category is unlimited as to the project type and size; however, the general contractor limited tier is limited to contracts of $500,000 or less. A contractor should be able to answer your questions satisfactorily and in a manner that puts you at ease. Some of these nine states cut contractors a little slack when special order materials are required for a job. When a business owner or anyone else decides to pay someone for work, he must classify that individual as an employee or an independent contractor. If there were any problems or delays, you need to know how the contractor handled and resolved these.
ESA strongly encourages Ontarians to contact licensed electrical contractors when planning electrical work , and ensure that the Electrical Safety Authority has inspected all work. It is more useful to know that on a plan the floor is 60% complete (LOD 300), the walls are 50% complete (LOD 250) and the service ducts are 40% complete (LOD 200), rather than the whole drawing is 50% complete (the average of all elements). Above a few hundred KVA (kilo-volt-amperes), the electricity supply authority usually delivers the electrical power to the consumer loads at higher than 240 volt, usually at 11,000 volts.
The difference between an employee and independent contractor is based on many different factors. When the supply is at 11,000 volts (i.e. 11 KV), high voltage cables installed below ground level (i.e. underground) is the most popular method of electricity distribution unless the building is in remote areas such as the countryside. You can find approved air sealing, duct sealing and insulation contractors by selecting the appropriate customer type below and then choosing Air sealing and insulation or Duct sealing from the Equipment or improvement menu. For example, a while ago I had a call from a contractor re-doing the interior of a luxury home in Malibu.
Each morning the engineer and the contractor marked with care the fall of the thermometer during the night, examined the frost upon the grass and tested its depth in the soil. If you want to find a contractor who sticks to his or her word, consider whether or not they did everything they said they would in regard to the estimate. Whether you need to pass your Residential Contractor Exam, renew your contractor’s license, or become EPA lead-safe certified, we have the training you need!