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9. Industrial Hygiene Consulting, Corp
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Industrial Hygiene Consulting, Corporation (IHC) is an industry leader in industrial hygiene assessments and testing, indoor air quality (IAQ,) mold and water damage testing, remediation and construction failure evaluations. IHC was established in 2003, and is made up of highly skilled and experienced personnel that are registered professional industrial hygienists and registered construction inspectors with over 19 years of experience in the IAQ and building science industry. We service south Florida. We understand the built environment and the building related challenges home owners, commercial property owners and managers face on a daily basis. Our approach to identifying and solving indoor environmental issues is founded in risk management and cost-justification. IHC Corp. utilizes the most advanced non-destructive building assessment and testing methods available, real-time microbial testing and air quality testing. IHC understands the complexities of the built environment and has developed an efficient and practical approach when performing evaluations and investigating buildings and mold related issues. IHC's assessment services are designed to recognize potential problems by working closely with our clients and understanding their needs. An important step in evaluating environmental and building related deficiencies involves collecting problem-relevant information to fully understand the extent and scope of the issues present. This information is critical in order to adequately develop corrective actions and implement strategies that solve the environmental and building related deficiencies identified as well as addressing client concerns in a cost-effective and timely fashion.See more
Industrial Hygiene Consulting, Corporation (IHC) is an industry leader in industrial hygiene assessments and testing, indoor air quality (IAQ,) mold and water damage testing, remediation and construction failure evaluations. IHC was established in 2003, and is made up of highly skilled and experienced personnel that are registered professional industrial hygienists and registered construction inspectors with over 19 years of experience in the IAQ and building science industry. We service south Florida. We understand the built environment and the building related challenges home owners, commercial property owners and managers face on a daily basis. Our approach to identifying and solving indoor environmental issues is founded in risk management and cost-justification. IHC Corp. utilizes the most advanced non-destructive building assessment and testing methods available, real-time microbial testing and air quality testing. IHC understands the complexities of the built environment and has developed an efficient and practical approach when performing evaluations and investigating buildings and mold related issues. IHC's assessment services are designed to recognize potential problems by working closely with our clients and understanding their needs. An important step in evaluating environmental and building related deficiencies involves collecting problem-relevant information to fully understand the extent and scope of the issues present. This information is critical in order to adequately develop corrective actions and implement strategies that solve the environmental and building related deficiencies identified as well as addressing client concerns in a cost-effective and timely fashion.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Why should you hire a contractor?

Hiring a general contractor is a good idea for many remodeling projects. Home renovation contractors have a broad range of skills to manage, coordinate and complete a project. They should help make sure your project comes in on time and within your budget as they hire and supervise all the necessary subcontractors, including electricians and plumbers. They also handle procuring all the materials required for your job. Some homeowners look to save money by acting as their own contractor, but an experienced home renovation contractor is worth the cost. They should know local building codes, be able to pull all necessary permits, and work with inspectors to make sure the construction meets local codes. Also, because they get professional discounts, they can typically buy materials at a better price than you can; better prices on materials and labor save you money, and make up for at least a percentage of the cost of the contractor.

How do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What do general contractors charge?

If you’re doing a home remodel, building a new home or embarking on a commercial building project, you’ll hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to oversee and execute construction projects. Each construction project is unique; even two duplicate homes built on lots next door to each other could have different construction costs due to factors like different excavation costs when building the foundation. Since each project is unique, many general contractors make bids on potential construction projects. These bids can then break down to a per square foot cost that encompasses the labor of all the workers needed for the job, materials, the scope of work, and any equipment needed. Materials and finishes make a major difference in your cost per square foot. For example, choosing standard kitchen tiles at $3 per square foot will result in a lower total project cost than imported marble tiles that cost $63 per square foot. Where you live will also affect how much general contractors charge, as labor and the cost to do business can cost less in many regions than in high-cost areas like New York or San Francisco. Here are some examples of average costs general contractors typically charge in various regions:

  • Home addition in San Francisco: $250-$270 per square foot.
  • New home construction in Knoxville, Tennessee: $100-$200 per square foot.
  • Kitchen remodel in Tennessee: $40-$80 per square foot, depending on finishes.
  • Bathroom remodel in Vancouver, Washington: $110-$170 per square foot.

Be sure to check out our smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

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