Home construction is more than just a trend nowadays.
The sooner you start with it – the sooner you will be done with it.
However, we all know that proper planning up front is more than needed. The best way to get this form of planning is by consulting a design professional or construction contractor.
Below, we are listing the five crucial steps to helping you plan a successful construction project. Whether it is a home renovation or a home extension, here is what you need to know before it’s too late.
1. Choose a construction company that excels in design (instead of a design professional)
The obvious first step that you were expecting in this list was choosing a design professional – right?
In 2019, construction companies are the place where most design professionals are. The truth is, a construction company that has a background and solid record in design is the company you need.
Instead of doing your best to coordinate your design professional with the construction company, you will have the freedom to talk about your needs to the construction company alone – and have it all planned out by them – eliminating the need to go through different contractors.
2. Create your plan
The second thing to do is to create a plan.
Now that you hired a professional Tallahassee construction company, it’s time to start making a plan and reach your design goals.
What you should also know is that these ‘plans’ are called schematic designs in the academic terms – and involve a rough layout of your floor plan and some simple views of your exterior (if there is an addition).
And while it may take some time for a design professional to work these out so that you can hand them to your construction contractor – having them all done by the same company can again, save you time and money. The same thing applies when it comes to making changes in this phase.
3. Go shopping while others are following-up and coordinating
Once your design plan is confirmed, you can rest assured of having everything set up in place. Instead of coordinating and following up with both your design professional and construction company, you can take the time and go shopping for elements, windows, light fixtures, doorknobs and basically everything you need for your new place.
You can take the time to choose everything that you need while your construction company is doing their best to put in the details required for permitting.
4. Calendar All The Time Deadlines
We all know that construction projects are time sensitive…
Even though you have it handled by one contractor, it is essential that you keep a calendar of their respective duties and deadlines. Also, this will give you an idea about all of the notice requirements so that you don’t waive your rights without a solid backup.
From time extensions to claims for additional costs, concealed conditions, architect decisions, deviations in specifications and drawings, stopping work, termination etc. – there is just so much to keep in mind in your list of deadlines.
5. Keep All Of Your Detailed Records
Last but not the least is a tip that will make you more organized at your new construction project.
Basically, you should create an organized record keeping system and make sure that you keep all of your current records to avoid any mistakes and/or oversights. Also, be aware that if a dispute arises, these records are what you need in order to determine who has taken the correct position.
In the end, it is safe to say that construction project management is quite a complicated field.
However, by following these simple principles, you can make the process easy to grasp. And when it comes to hiring a construction company that does construction consulting, you have landed on the right page.
At TSpark Enterprises, we pride ourselves on doing roofing, interior build outs as well as commercial and industrial work. However, what truly sets us apart from the competition is our construction consulting – a service that can help you save time and money while laying out every detail for the project that you have in mind.
We will do all the preparations, draw your budgets, select contractors, administer construction contracts and go the extra mile to ensure full management of your project.
If you are interested in more details, contact us today by clicking here.