The specialty contractors can add a great value to the construction industry in the early stage of the
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The role of speciality contractors

  1. 1. The specialty contractors can add a great value to the construction industry in the early stage of the schematic design. The definition of Specialty Contractors A team comprises with specialists performing construction work utilizing special skill, specialized building trades, crafts and technologies. Importance Now-a-days the companies are making special projects with huge upgrades like the alteration of an apartment building to a condominium, modify from a hotel to condominiums, parking garage to office building etc. In these types of adaptive reuse projects the role of specialty contractor is increasing day by day. The huge upgrades and changes to the overall building structure involve some innovative strengthening techniques like – fiber reinforcing, utilization of Fiber reinforced polymers, section enlargement, external post-tensioning etc. The specialty contractors can help to provide the optimal solutions & techniques to cope up with the revisions occurred with the building and support the many different parameters of a particular project. Along with engineers and architects the specialty contractor can be appointed in the early design stage and meet up the engineering requirements towards constructability and cost with a balance approach. The Building Envelope A specialty contractor along with building envelope specialist can carry out an overall physical inspection on building elements like roof, walls, windows and below-grade elements and conduct & document any necessary water tests to find out leakage and any unsafe conditions of the construction. The specialty contractors can also provide assistance for the material selection, development of the project scope, planning and implementation etc. Value Engineering The specialty contractors are great sources for value engineering. They can review the material cost, the useable life and anticipated replacement value of each material, maintenance history of the materials and provide assistance to reduce cost. Value engineering can extend to make stronger building components. Considering the required capacity for upgrading each individual component permits the specialty contractor to discover the most cost effective approach for each - whether it is carbon fiber, external post tensioning or enlargement. Structural Engineering The structural steel specialty contractor--the steel fabricator—can play the role like design-build entity for the design, detailing, fabrication and erection of the project’s framing system If appointed in the early stages of the schematic design phase of a project the structural steel specialty contractor can generate true value engineering services which develops the project’s design and confidently influence the budget and schedule. If the schedule is affected safety and quality of the completed project may be put at risk. A recent survey shows that including the specialty contractor before design is 20% complete often lead to improvements to cost, schedule and quality. A 2001 survey of 70 contractors and their experiences with specialty contractors by a Penn State architectural student found that in projects contractors rated as “excellent” the specialty contactor was engaged when the design was between 15% and 45% complete. Useful links http://www.bimoutsourcing.com/speciality-contractor/poured_foundation.htm http://www.bimoutsourcing.com/speciality-contractor/hvac.htm http://www.bimoutsourcing.com/speciality-contractor/roofing_contractors.htm
  2. 2. Short Description This publication provides vital information about specialty contractors and their key role for the construction industry. Company Information Global Associates is the leading service provider in BIM domain. The firm has been successfully providing 3D modeling & 3D design services with the help of latest BIM software for the AEC industry for a long time. Contact information Global Associates P-100, Lake Town, Block-A Kolkata West Bengal India Zip-700089 Phone : Toll free - 866 - 493 - 4944 +91(033)2521-8508 website : www.bimoutsourcing.com email: info@bimoutsourcing.com

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