As you prepare to get your next construction project off the ground, here are a few simple tips that may make getting started a little easier.
1. Get on the Same Page
Align yourself and your project with designers, architects, engineers and builders that share your vision. This may seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Working with people who understand your needs and want to bring them to fruition is a critical first step.
2. Look Past Price
In construction, like most everything, spending less usually means getting less. While a lower cost may be fit nicely into your budget, consider the implications of cost overruns, project delays and the opportunity cost of working with a partner who can’t deliver on time and on budget. Do your homework and look for a building partner with a solid reputation for delivering as promised.
3. Maximize Established Relationships
Having a track record with certain project partners goes a long way toward success. Work with those who have earned your trust, keep your interests at the forefront, and do not shy away from accountability.
4. Roll with the Punches
The process of designing and constructing a new building is no simple undertaking. Even with the best planning, be prepared to adapt your strategy when unforeseen events try to throw a wrench into your plans.
5. Don’t Underestimate Modular Construction
The modular industry continues to expand in the U.S. and abroad for a reason… it works. As the more cost-effective, faster and greener building option, for many, modular is the better alternative to traditional building.