General construction contractors are the backbone of any construction project across New Zealand and beyond, and we don’t say this lightly! At Renshaw Civil Ltd, as general contractors ourselves, we ensure that construction projects, regardless of size or scale, are completed on time, within budget, and to all current building and safety regulations.

To improve your understanding of exactly what a general construction contractor can do, we break it down for you below.

  1. Planning General construction contractors plan everything. From discussing the building layout with architects or tradespeople to organising the minute details of contracts, the materials needed to begin construction and the planning permission required, no stone is left unturned. Without the planning expertise of a general contractor, it’s likely that no building across New Zealand would ever get off the ground!
  2. Management – Alongside planning and supervision, a general construction contractor must always be managing the complexities of a construction site. This could be the management and organisation of subcontractors like an electrician or carpenter, the sourcing and management of construction materials, or managing quality control, where materials are inspected to ensure they meet current quality and safety standards.
  3. Supervision – Whenever construction is underway, a general contractor will be there, conducting project supervision with a keen eye! Overseeing day-to-day operations on a construction site is essential to a general contractor’s role because this is how key safety practices will be enforced, how problems will be solved, and how construction is carefully organised to ensure a project is completed on time and within budget.
  4. Overcoming Obstacles – General contractors spot site-specific hazards and devise expert solutions to overcome them before these obstacles start to have a serious impact on construction. This could include implementing new safety procedures or investing in the necessary safety equipment. Following health and safety practices is a major component of a general construction contractor’s job.

Want to hire the right general construction contractor for your project in Kapiti Coast and Wellington? Look no further than Renshaw Civil Ltd, expert general construction contractors that manage every aspect of your construction project with ease. Contact us, today.

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