The Control and Coordination of Subcontractors

  • Brian Cooke
  • Peter Williams
Part of the Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


The planning stages involved in the control and coordination of subcontractors follows similar stages to those that the main contractor goes through, i.e. pretender, pre-contract and contract planning. The decision making process in respect to subcontractors and their involvement in the project will therefore be dealt with under these headings. Subcontractors’ input into the various planning stages is illustrated in Figures 8.1 and 8.2.


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  • Peter Williams

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