General Requirements

The cost for General Conditions and General Requirements is vital to the overall cost of the Construction Project. General Conditions offer the bigger picture and a general concept of how the client expects the project to be run and General Requirements is the detailed version of the Client’s expectations and requirements regarding the project. General Conditions is that Contract Document’s portion in which the relationships, rights, and responsibilities of both the parties are clearly stated and specified. For a said project, the administrative program’s specific protocols are defined by the General Requirements.

General Requirements’ costs are not just limited to one phase or stage of construction but spread over the whole project and are often referred to as the project’s overhead. A Construction Estimate must include these overhead costs.

Paramount Estimating provides reliable accurate estimates at a turnaround time of just 24-48 hours. The Professional Estimators in our workforce prioritize the client’s satisfaction. With regards to the General Requirements, we provide estimates for the following services:

Snap Drawings of SubmittalsInsurance
Temporary FacilitiesSecurity Guards
Sidewalk ShedCustodial Permit

Estimating the costs for the General Conditions and General Requirements:

In adherence to the CSI Division 01 which is regarding General Requirements Manufacturers, Paramount Estimating’s Detailed Estimates constitutes of the following sections:


Here, the summary of the work such as the work covered by the Documents, Contract or that done by the owner, along with the Sources for the Project’s Utilities and Payment Procedures are discussed.

Administrative Requirements:

This section deals with Project Coordination, Project Management, Documenting the Construction Progress such as the Architectural Supplies, Architectural Services and Schedules for Network Analysis, Special Procedures and Submittal Procedures. Project Coordination further constitutes of details regarding Contract Coordination and Project Meetings.

Quality Requirements:

This section involves Testing Services and Inspecting Services with the inclusion of the Laboratory Services.

Temporary Facilities and Controls:

This section covers

  • Temporary Ventilating
  • Temporary Cooling
  • Temporary Heating
  • Temporary Lighting
  • Construction Aids
  • Temporary Scaffolding
  • Temporary Hoists
  • Temporary Platforms
  • Temporary Cranes
  • Staging of Temporary Swings
  • Construction Facilitates
  • Temporary Construction
  • Construction of Temporary Ramps
  • Temporary Bridges
  • Temporary Decking
  • Temporary Enclosures and Barriers
  • Noise Barriers
  • Air Barriers
  • Temporary Plant and Tree Protection
  • Fencing
  • Barricades
  • Security Barriers
  • Protective Walkways
  • Parking and Vehicular Access
  • Temporary Areas for Parking
  • Temporarily Construction of Access Roads
  • Haul Routes
  • Traffic
  • Temporary Roads
  • Project Identification
  • Temporary Controls.
  • Sediment Control
  • Erosion Control
  • Temporary Security
  • Pest Control
  • Dust Control by Site Watering
  • Environmental Controls
  • Temporary Control for Pollution Caused by Storm Water

Product Requirements:

This section discusses Handling Requirements, Product Storage, and Requirements regarding Product Delivery.

Execution and Closeout Requirements:

This section constitutes of Cleaning, Execution which includes Patching, Bracing, Cutting and Anchoring, Waste Management, Preparation, Training and Demonstration.

Performance Requirements:

This section deals with Requirements regarding the Facility Performance, Performance of the Facility Shell, Facility Operation and Commissioning. Facility Operation covers the procedures for the Facility Operation and Facility Maintenance.