Constructability Report: What It Is and Why You Need One

At the start of any project, no matter the scale of the job, there are always more questions than answers. While enthusiasm runs high, it’s important to temper that enthusiasm with a hefty dose of reality. One way to alleviate concerns, improve project efficiencies, and gain a solid handle on the feasibility, cost, and timeline of the project is to undergo a constructability assessment.

What is a Constructability Report?

A constructability assessment is a document typically developed during pre-construction, though the report may also be completed independently as in the case of a client seeking a second opinion from a reputable builder.

The report identifies – as the name suggests – the ability to construct the project. It evaluates potential obstacles that may inhibit the project from proceeding as planned as well as identifies areas to improve efficiencies during the build – both of which are essential for preventing potential errors, delays, or budget overruns once the project gets started.

Why You Need a Constructability Report?

Aside from answering the essential question of “Can my project be built?” constructability reports are important for several other reasons, including:

  • As a second opinion from an experienced builder to confirm the buildability of the architect drawings.
  • A deeper understanding of the project costs and timeline, including labor, materials, permits, and any potential delays due to shortages in such variables like labor and materials.
  • For the project owner, developer, or architect to gain insight into the type of workmanship, attention to detail, and communication style of a given builder.

At Seacoast Construction, we offer constructability reports as part of our pre-construction process as well as for owners, developers or architects who may already have an architect or general contractor but are seeking a second opinion in regards to the project.

If you have questions about your next commercial construction project in South Florida, get in touch with us. We’re happy to answer questions and offer guidance based on what our 20+ years of experience in the market has taught us.

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