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A manufacturer or organization that receives a contract from a prime contractor for a portion of the work on a project.
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A specialized building contractor; typically works for the general contractor performing work in a particular trade, such as electrical, masonry, or millwork.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
A person or organization who has a direct contract with a prime contractor to perform a portion of the work at the site.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
subcontractorAn individual or organization that is hired by a contractor to do all or some part of the work for another party. For example, a project given to a contractor may be delegated by the contractor to numerous subcontractors. See contractor.
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