Starting a new commercial construction project can be daunting, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the process. As a decision-maker, it’s perfectly normal to have questions and concerns. With so many moving parts, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the process and factors that will determine your project’s success. In this article, we’ll explore the top 6 questions that decision-makers ask about new commercial construction and provide you with insightful and helpful answers.
How much is it going to cost?
This is the first thing that many people wonder when starting a construction project. Our estimating team deals with construction costs every day; therefore, we are able to give you a ballpark idea of how much your project may cost to determine feasibility, even with very limited information. From there, we can dive deeper by beginning preliminary design and creating a budget aligned with your construction goals.
What is the best type of construction for my building?
We are flexible and knowledgeable about many different types of construction types, including wood, steel, masonry, or pre-engineered metal buildings. There are positives and negatives to each for different types of projects. We often know which one will suit your needs best before we even start, but the best construction type will depend on your budget, goals, and location.
How long will it take and when can you start?
This can be a loaded question, especially with the impact the pandemic had on labor shortages, as well as material, financing, and permitting lead times. Add inflation on top of this and it seems to never end! Our team can develop a schedule that addresses these factors to give you an accurate project timeline.
What options do I have?
It’s common to feel unsure about your project needs. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our experts can create a variety of options and scenarios to identify the best fit for your specific requirements. From building sizes, locations, mechanical systems, finishes, and more, we’ve got the knowledge and experience to guide you through the decision-making process. We’ll provide you with all the pros and cons before diving into the details to ensure you make an informed choice.
Where is the best location?
Discovering the perfect site can be tricky. Numerous elements have to be taken into consideration. You may find a place with an attractive price tag, but it could require costly site work before being suitable for building. We can help you identify any possible challenges early on, so you can make an informed decision before purchasing the land. And once you’ve made the purchase, we can support you in identifying the best location on your site in terms of accessibility, functionality, drainage, and infrastructure.
How do you control the schedule?
As a self-performing design-build contractor, we can control the schedule early on by using our in-house team for planning, design, and estimating. Our project managers then work with our large self-perform trade crews that handle the bulk of the building shell including concrete, masonry, steel, rough carpentry, wall panels, metal roofing, sheet metal, etc. And, with a network of trusted subcontractors whom we’ve partnered with for years, we can complete the project as efficiently as possible.
Starting a new construction project can be challenging, but with our supportive and experienced team by your side, you can achieve your goals and create a successful outcome. By understanding the process, materials, and factors that influence construction projects, you can make informed decisions and ensure that your project is executed to perfection.
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