When you are planning to construct a commercial building, there are many factors you need to include in your plans, and there is a process that you will need to follow to do it correctly. You will not want to rush the process and ensure that you cover all contingencies when doing the initial planning for the project. There are things you can do that can help make the process much easier, and below, you can see some advice to help you with the different phases of construction.
Planning & Development Phase
It can significantly assist the process by bringing an experienced commercial construction company into your project as early as possible. You will find it much easier to have an expert company guide you through your project’s planning and development phase. It is also beneficial to bring other specialists in as early as possible, such as architects, land development specialists, and general contractors, so you can also benefit from their experience. They can help you select the best location and design of property at an early stage and speed up the initial phase of the construction significantly.
The Design Phase
The project’s design stage will take time to get right, and you will need to work closely with the architects to ensure you get what you want. The design stage will also significantly impact the overall cost of your project, as it is at this stage that you start defining the level of finish for your building. The more luxurious and packed with technology you want the building, the more it will cost, and you may need to trade between aesthetic looks, functionality, and cost.
The Pre-Construction Phase
When your project reaches the preconstruction phase, things start to get moving. The project owners will notify the different parties, including architects and general contractors, which means they can begin sourcing the commercial construction materials needed for the job. The land will have been inspected and surveyed and everything measured out, and it is almost time to get the foundation specialists in to start your construction project.
The Procurement Phase
It is vital to start the procurement phase before construction begins, or it can cause delays in your project when waiting for building materials to arrive. Whether your project manager or contractors are taking care of procurement, it is a vital job that can significantly affect the cost of finishing your commercial building. You will need to ensure that you shop around to get the best deals on quality materials and have a steady stream of deliveries to ensure you do not run out of what you need.
The Construction Phase
Once the materials are ordered, you can start the first phase of construction of your commercial building. The duration of the construction phase of your project will depend on its size, the level of finish you want, and also the quality of the planning. You can reduce the time it takes by preventing costly delays while waiting for materials to arrive and specialist trades to ply their skills. Before you know it, you will be in the last stages of your project, adding the finishing touches, fixing the snagging list, and getting ready to open your building to the public.