Anyone who’s been part of a construction project – regardless of its scale – knows just how complex the process can be. From ensuring the design’s buildability to managing the financial aspects of the project, it’s the details that matter – and it’s the details that often get overlooked. Small oversights or errors can lead to costly mistakes. This is where partnering with a construction consultant can make a major impact.
What Does a Construction Consultant Do?
A construction consultant is an industry professional with extensive experience in all aspects of construction. When serving in a consultation capacity, their role as a third party is to guide and advise. They partner with other construction professionals involved in the project including architects, engineers and general contractors to ensure a smooth and successful buildout.
When evaluating whether you should hire a construction consultant, consider these benefits:
- The project adheres to established timelines.
- Accurate cost estimates are calculated.
- Change orders are kept to a minimum.
- There are no permitting issues and zero compliance concerns.
- The build is completed on time and on budget.
What’s more, with a consultant on board, you gain all this plus peace of mind for just a small percentage of the total build cost.
Should You Hire a Construction Consultant for Your Project?
Some project owners hire a construction consultant for just a single phase in the construction process, such as to assess the build feasibility of a design. Others hire them to serve as an owner’s representative to guide them through their entire project.
Regardless of the capacity in which you choose to partner with a construction consultant, first consider your priorities. Then, consider the impact a consultant could have on your timeline and bottom line. And don’t hesitate to ask questions. It’s the best way to find the right professional for your needs and goals.
To learn more about all the ways we partner with clients and other industry professionals to ensure successful build outcomes, get in touch with our team at Seacoast Construction. We have more than 20 years of experience managing and building large-scale construction projects throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and are ready to advocate and lead on your behalf.
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