I decided to write about this topic after I found out about one of my customer’s terrible experience with a shady construction contractor in the Ashburn, Virginia. This posting is a brief introduction to how my company does business and also very valuable information about consumer protection laws in Virginia that anyone thinking about hiring a contractor should know.
If the kit does not have current engineering, engineering designed to the current codes, then local building officials will not accept the engineering package, even if nothing at all has changed in regards to load combinations or processes to calculate design forces. You will need new engineering calculations. I have seen quotes from a few different PEMB companies for updating the engineering calculations. They are usually a little more than $3,000. The ones I have seen were all shops, about 2400 to 3000 square feet.
Results oriented projects consist of products and/or services that are tied to specific outcomes for the project to pay for itself and minimize risks on the part of the project owner. This is achieved through contractor financing, project execution and close out, and day-to-day operations. Another way is by addressing risk factors through the contract to ensure that for the contractor to financially benefit from the exceptional performance of the project during the operations stage, the project has to deliver certain predefined results like sufficient revenue streams.
I have been thrown on the street jobless for no fault of mine. I am 55 yrs old and how is it possible for me to find a job at this age in India. With great difficult, I managed to get a job in India in April 2010. Even though initially the salary was less now it has been gradually enhanced to Rs.55000/-. Because of the irresponsible way of recruitment procedure by MMG, I am again thrown on the street.
Unbeknown to many consumers, many states like Virginia have passed Consumer Protection Acts against shady contractors. Furthermore, there are Monetary Funds set up to help consumers recover all or part of their expenses including legal fees. In the State of Virginia, the act is called Virginia Contractor Transaction Recovery Act This act provides and avenue by consumers to file complaints against shady contractors licensed by the State of Virginia Board of Contractors.