How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Subcontractors

By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive

When a subcontractor doesn't perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often can turn a general contractor's or owner's experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.

In the execution of many construction projects, subs provide the bulk of the labor and materials. The entire job can be impacted if any one sub fails to meet the schedule or provides a substandard product —​ whether it’s the utilities contractor that can't provide enough workers to complete its scope of work or the drywall company that leaves a mile-long punch list of cosmetic repairs.

Fortunately, general contractors can help keep a bad situation from getting worse through a well-worded subcontract and sound procedures."

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