And Why You Need It: Planning will keep your project on time and on budget
Pre-construction is an absolutely essential first step in any construction project, especially long-range commercial projects. And, if you’re new to developing in the South Florida market, pre-construction can make or break your project.
For your construction project to run smoothly with as few setbacks as possible, it’s necessary to understand the pre-construction process. Construction is incredibly complex, and projects require a lot of planning, including cost, materials, schedules and labor. Pre-construction planning allows you to create the blueprint necessary to begin the project and get everything organized before you break ground.
Here are a few ways pre-construction planning works and why it’s beneficial for your project.
Pre-construction sets you up for success through the duration of the project. This when you define your major objectives, as well as design, location, permitting, schedules, and desired outcomes. This will help you, the contractor, and everyone else on your team establish a clear vision of what needs to be done from start to finish.
Outline Schedule and Material List
During pre-construction, you go over the feasibility of your schedule and obtaining materials. Anything that could potentially put the project behind schedule should be talked about during this stage. Proper planning will minimize the number of surprises that come up during your project. Your contractor will most likely be able to catch anything that might need to be adjusted to ensure that your project’s plan, schedule, and budget are realistic.
Set a Budget
During the pre-construction phase, you need to be clear about your budget, so that the general contractor can estimate the costs. For a project to be successfully completed, you’ll need to plan for certain expenses and secure your funds. This will also give you a chance to catch anything that must be changed or adjusted in the project. Lining out the budget is an extremely important step in the pre-construction process. By taking the time to go over your budget, it’s possible to avoid any issues that could delay the project.
A big part of completing a construction project is making sure everyone is on the same page and working together. Make sure your general contractor offers extensive pre-construction planning. It will ensure that your build is completed according to your goals, budget, and schedule.
At Seacoast Construction, we know the value of proper planning. We can help you with your build in a variety of ways: project management, owner’s representation, general contracting, pre-construction planning, and more. Give us a call at 786-433-8740 to schedule a consultation.
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