Any design assist construction or design build commercial construction project has a series of steps that are important to the overall work. When it comes to pre-construction, the design process is a step that requires attention to detail and patience to complete correctly. Giving the design phase special attention at the beginning of a project will help mediate any troubles that you may run into in the future.
Most people with no connection to the construction industry hear the word “design” and immediately think of interior design or aesthetics. That lack of understanding is not necessarily prevalent among the clients with industry knowledge, but knowing what is involved in the design assist phase can make for a smoother working relationship with the construction contractor and create mutually beneficial relationships.
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A construction contractor should have a level of experience that puts the client at ease. This includes extensive knowledge of the design assist phase of a project. It is important to remember as the contractor that it is your job to help bring the client’s vision to life! A collaborative process of the clients’ ideas and the contractor’s experience and knowledge can ensure a completed project.
Address All Problems or Concerns
It is important to remain flexible in the design phase of a construction project. The original blueprint or design will inevitably be tweaked, in some way or another, and it is essential to be open and communicative about any concerns. Once the ground is broken, and things in motion, it can become costly to try and change course, so tackling issues, or concerns, as they arise makes for a much more cooperative process. That first construction design is often simply a stepping stone that leads to the discovery of issues or changes that may need to be implemented. Perhaps you will find out that the project may require a greater footprint than previously thought, or the HVAC or IT requirements need adjustments before construction begins. Better to find this out now, rather than later!
Check All the Boxes
It is important as a contractor to do your due diligence and be aware of any legal concerns or site-specific matters that may need to be addressed. Understanding the need to comply with regulations or zoning connected to the local jurisdiction of the construction site are things that may be overlooked.
This can avoid the frustration of suddenly needing changing course or the project coming to an abrupt halt.
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