Commercial general contractors are professionals who are responsible for overseeing the entire construction process of commercial buildings, from the initial planning stages to the final construction phase. These contractors typically work on larger-scale projects such as office buildings, retail centers, hotels, and other commercial buildings.

Their responsibilities may include:

1. Project planning and management: General contractors are responsible for planning the construction process, including setting timelines, schedules, budgets, and ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations.

2. Site preparation: They oversee site preparation, including site surveying, excavation, and grading.

3. Procurement of materials: They are responsible for sourcing and purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies needed for the project.

 

4. Hiring subcontractors: General contractors also hire subcontractors and coordinate their work on-site. These may include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other tradespeople.

5. Construction: They supervise the construction process, ensuring that the work is done according to plans and specifications.

6. Quality control: General contractors are responsible for ensuring that the work is done to a high standard of quality, and that the finished product meets the clients specifications.

7. Safety compliance: The general contractor is responsible for ensuring that all work is done in compliance with safety regulations and guidelines.

8. Communication: The general contractor serves as the primary point of contact between the client, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and other stakeholders involved in the project.

9. Financial management: The general contractor manages the budget for the project, including expenses related to labour, materials, and equipment.

Overall, the general contractor is the main point of contact for the client, ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the clients satisfaction. Commercial construction general contractors must have strong project management skills, excellent communication skills, and a deep understanding of construction methods, materials, and safety practices. They may work on a variety of commercial construction projects, including office buildings, retail centers, hospitals, and schools.