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The Importance of a Scope of Work in Construction

If you’re working on a commercial construction project with a company like Leon Williams Contractors, one of the things we’ll discuss before beginning the project is the scope of work.

This document goes along with a contract and is vital to making sure everyone understands what must be done on a construction project. It outlines everything that is expected of the contractors and subcontractors, the supplies needed to get the job done, and a defined path to make sure all the work is finished on time and under budget.

We have found that a scope of work keeps everyone on the same page during commercial construction work in East Tennessee. It organizes the project with an outline and helps everyone stay on track.

The scope of work can be short or long, depending on the size and complexity of the project. It generally includes the contract, project objectives, a list of tasks and materials needed to complete the project, and plans or drawings used to design the project. A separate document may be needed for each contractor and subcontractor involved in a construction project. It’s important for the contractors to be detailed about every bit of work that will be done, and how, with specific materials listed. It’s also important to note what will not be included in the project.

A scope of work benefits everyone involved in a commercial construction project in a number of ways. For one thing, since it helps keep everyone on task, it makes it easier to complete a project within time and budget constraints. It also puts every obligation and plan in writing, which makes for easy reference in the event that any disputes or litigation should arise. It also ensures that contractors get paid the amount they expect, and what will be done if they fail to complete the work according to expectations.

For a general contractor like Leon Williams Contractors, creating a scope of work, especially for a big commercial construction project, can be very time-consuming. However, it provides a great protection for contractors, crew members, and developers and property owners – and ensures that each project meets everyone’s needs and expectations.

 

 

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