Major construction projects require a lot of resources. Not only do they need equipment, materials, contracts, and money, but they also require many professionals to complete various tasks. So who is responsible for construction projects?

Contractors in charge of a large project need a team of people on board to handle various aspects at just the right time. If someone doesn’t do their job, construction defects are a distinct possibility. Here is what you need to know about those typical roles and responsibilities. 

Who is Responsible for Construction Projects?

Depending on the size and scope of your project, the makeup of your team might vary slightly. Here is who is typically responsible for major construction projects and some of their roles.

1. C-Level Executives

C-level executives at a contracting company are in charge of the big picture. They are the ones who sign the contracts for major projects, purchase equipment, and hire other professionals to take care of project details. 

2. Senior Project Manager

Also known as a Project Executive, this role is the person who oversees an entire project. They often have years of experience in the industry and are responsible for things like:

  • Ensuring a project remains on budget
  • Making sure major construction milestones are reached and the project remains on time
  • Scheduling meetings, establishing protocols, and collaborating with experts
  • Complying with inspections, testing, and specifications

3. Architect

Architects are responsible for designing the visual appearance of structures and buildings. They are trained professionals who work hand-in-hand with engineers to create a functional and code-compliant space. 

4. Engineer

Construction project engineers work closely with project managers and architects to ensure that everything about a project is viable and safe. Some of their specific duties include:

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Preparing bids and cost estimates
  • Assessing the suitability of the site
  • Creating 3D models of projects
  • Reviewing designs for accuracy 

5. Construction Superintendent

The construction superintendent oversees many of the day-to-day operations of a major project. While a senior project manager might do a lot of their work from an office, the superintendent is largely on site. Some of their responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring job site safety
  • Tracking daily work activities against the project schedule
  • Monitoring quality
  • Overseeing workers
  • Ensuring construction meets design details

6. General Foreman

A general foreman is also an on-site supervisor that manages various aspects of construction and oversees tradesmen. They are in charge of making sure materials, equipment, and workers are in the right place at the right time. 

7. Tradesmen

Tradesmen are the various construction professionals doing the work on a project. They will include general construction workers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, cabinet installers, and much more. They have a responsibility to perform quality work that is up to code and meets the requirements of their contracts. 

Construction Defect Lawyers for Community Associations

Homeowners are attracted to certain communities because they believe they are getting quality construction and materials along with valuable amenities. If there are construction defects or hazards, the developer or contractor needs to step up and make the situation right. But this doesn’t always happen. 

The Clarkson Law Group is experienced in working with HOA boards and community associations in South Carolina and Nevada to resolve construction defect issues. We will fight for your rights by holding the proper parties accountable. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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