The Building Construction industry is a multi-facetted one and the needs of the people who work in building construction are just as diverse. From the large construction companies dealing with engineering, architecture and design to the general contractor who oversees a home renovation project that involves multiple trades, to the journeymen electricians, roofers, carpenters, plumbers, etc., everyone involved has different needs to help them effectively and successfully run their business.
A professional building construction association is composed of home builders, contractors and professionals of all types, in related fields. It includes general contractors who are the professionals who coordinate large construction projects.
In the case of a home addition or home remodel, a general contractor will make sure that each subcontractor will show up on time, do the work that needs to be done and not interfere with any of the other subcontractors. A general contractor can use a construction directory offered by a builder’s association to access subcontractors for his project in the area where his project is located.
According to the Remodeling Sentiment Report, 35% of homeowners bypass the general contractor and hire tradesmen themselves including plumbers, electricians and roofers. By entering the building association’s contractor’s directory, these people can locate tradesmen of this type in their own area and gain access to them by following the information supplied in their building association’s construction directory listing.
While home improvement or home renovation often refers to building construction projects that alter the structure of an existing home (i.e. room additions) it can also cover maintenance, repair and general servicing tasks done by skilled tradesmen in specific fields.