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A Guide to Effective Communication with Builders

While working together on a project, effective communication between subcontractors and builders is essential to make sure the collaboration is successful. This is obviously not only relevant to the subcontractor/builder-relationship, but any business relationship. Effective communication helps establish a connection in the first place and is the foundation of good team work.

As explained in the previous E-book you will have to convince builders that you are the best Subcontractor to work with on any given project.

According to research we carried out with builders they all agreed that a polite introductory call to the appropriate person is the best way to first get in touch. For example, call the Estimator when builders are preparing their bids or the Project Manager or Contract Administrator once the head contract has been awarded.

Or, if you can’t reach them by phone, the first contact can be made by sending a brief email with your Expression of Interest (EOI).

Submitting an EOI is a very competitive process which allows anyone to put themselves forward. Therefore, keep in mind to only submit an EOI if you are able to fulfill the criteria required. If not, putting all the work into the submission of an EOI will most likely be a waste of your (and the assessors!) time. If you do meet the requirements though, it is important to prepare a high quality EOI and position yourself as the best option to work with.

Download the complete ebook now and find out how to structure an effective EOI.