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Top-of-Chain, or High-Tier
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What is Top-of-Chain or High-Tier?

Top-of-Chain or High-Tier refers to the superior position in a hierarchical structure within the construction industry, often denoting the entities or individuals who have the utmost authority or control. This could involve top-tier construction companies, project managers, stakeholders, or contractors who handle major decisions and oversee the whole project operations. These high-tier participants are responsible for ensuring the project is executed according to the plan, budget, and timeframe. They manage sub-contractors, labor crews, purchase materials, and communicate with clients. Their decisions have significant influence on the project's success. Being at the top of the chain, they often bear the highest level of risk, but also stand to make the most profit.