A main contractor will specialise in a specific construction industry: commercial, entertainment, medical etc. Their role is to see the project through from the initial design phase to completion and are responsible for the creation of the budget, the pricing and hiring of the various sub contractors. Plus, it is crucial that they ensure that any regulations, whether safety or otherwise, are strictly adhered to. This maintains accountability and a high degree of organisation.
Logistics can be a massive undertaking on a project and the main contractor is there to coordinate with all teams and relevant personnel. They are also responsible for value engineering, which means they will modify design and requirements according to budget restrictions and availability. The main contractor is the final port of call, submitting the design schematics, carrying out acoustic evaluations and responding to any emergency situations.
Acoulite has successfully worked with a range of MEP contractors on our projects. Due to this collaboration the projects have all come in within the stated budget and allocated time frame. As our projects tend to be larger in scale it is vital for each part of the team to work in harmony; with the MEP contractor enabling us to be as creative as possible within a comprehensive framework.
Their role focuses on coordination and ensuring the technical aspects and services of a project run smoothly and cohesively. By delivering onsite technical support, including the pricing and deliveries of the lighting components, the MEP contractor’s role is vital for the design team as it will keep the project under control; ensuring that budgets are kept in line.