The construction industry demands very high standards of electrical contractors. Architects, developers and builders all insist on best quality electrical installations, with good reason. They also insist on excellent contract performance, which is critically important in construction projects. Getting the best electrical services is best practice in this very demanding industry. “Online Electrical Newspaper”
Construction electrical contractors- defining the issues
Construction is a highly organized, complex process. Scheduling work is one of the primary areas where efficiency is essential. Electrical contracting in construction is a highly demanding operation, particularly in major projects. The electrical installations and wiring is usually included in various areas of construction schedules as part of the construction work, so the onus is on the contractors to perform accordingly.
Electrical contract work may also include services in support of electrical supplies for construction operations. This work may include the installation of power systems for construction equipment, mobile construction tools, and other services. The electrical contractors on site are also likely to be the natural choice for any repairs to standard construction equipment.
Finding the right electrical contractor
There’s no guesswork about selecting electrical contractors in construction. This is a meticulous process, and selections are made on merit and proven professional performance. Contractors are usually selected by competitive bidding.
It’s an extremely competitive process. Construction contracts are extremely important in the electrical industry, providing both business and professional credentials in the construction industry. These contracts are also major a employment sector in the electrical industry.
Some contractors apply for contracts by tender, and in some cases contract applications may be invited. Whatever the method of selection, the criteria are basically the same in each case. Construction managers require top quality electrical contractors, and the word “contract” is the keyword here.
Without getting too technical, selection is based on these principles:
Contractors must provide a superior bid for the contract.
They must comply with all statutory requirements in relation to licensing, insurance, safety standards, and related matters.
They must demonstrate the ability to fully complete all works required by the contract. This is usually done by reference to prior contract work which proves the capabilities of the contractor.
Contractors are bound by the terms of the construction contract, which may include performance requirements and obligations.
Installation standards and specifications form mandatory parts of the contractual obligations.
Electrical contractors have to prove their abilities at all levels of the contractual selection process.
Performance gets results
Many industrial electrical contractors specialize in the construction area, working with the major construction firms around the country. The multi billion dollar Australian construction industry employs on a rough average a quarter of Australia’s 60,000 electrical services employees, and performance standards are constantly rising.