x

Commercial General Construction Mistakes That Cost You Time and Money

Commercial General Construction Mistakes That Cost You Time and Money

In the world of commercial general construction, project planning and execution mistakes can make you spend more time and money than you expect.

In the world of commercial general construction, project planning and execution mistakes can make you spend more time and money than you expect. Business owners and project leaders must take the care to go about commercial general construction projects smartly. Completing any construction project can get overwhelming and complicated. Luckily, a lot of these challenges can be mitigated by some sound advice and by partnering with a reputable commercial contractor, such as Encore Construction!

Separating the Designer and General Contractor

Bidding out a project designed by one firm or service to a general contractor became the way commercial general construction projects are done. However, by creating this extra step for your project and establishing a divide between your designer and contractor, you are potentially holding yourself back. This process could add more weeks to your timeline and incur higher costs. Plus, it opens up the potential for miscommunication between all parties involved. Your best approach is to have your chosen contractor work with the designer during pre-construction phase for thorough planning.

Not Having Clear and Comprehensive Contracts

All sorts of documentation are crucial in any commercial general construction project. Written agreements in the form of contracts are there to protect the best interests of all parties. It covers several aspects, ranging from defining the project completion date to confirming payment schedules to contractors and vendors. Additionally, a comprehensive and transparent contract means all aspects of the project scope and business relationships are established and agreed upon, with additional measures to help resolve any conflicts or unexpected situations that may arise during construction. Indeed, contracts hold everyone accountable for their role in the project.

Having the Property Owner Take the Project Lead

Fewer and fewer business owners take the “hands-off” approach when completing commercial general construction these days. Still, a few project leaders would rather delegate the majority of the decision-making power to the property owner. This effectively makes them the leading partner who works with the designer and general contractor.  Ultimately, you will only be most satisfied with the results if you work with your contractors. The property owner likely does not share your vision. They make decisions based on what is most beneficial to them and not the new business or workplace being built. Without staying on top of the project yourself, you could be spending more resources later on to fix avoidable mistakes.

Work With Encore Construction

As a premier commercial general contractor, Encore Construction is proud to provide interior and exterior services throughout Maryland and beyond. We have an impeccable track record, an impressive portfolio, and an experienced team that is ready to tackle your next big project. Our results speak for themselves, and we’re proud of the work we continue to produce for our clients.

Our office is located in Annapolis, MD and we are happy to serve Baltimore, Bowie, Columbia, Rockville, Washington DC, Tysons Corner VA, Northern VA, and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates! Do you want to discuss your project with a member of our team? Visit our website, and call us at (410) 573-5050. We look forward to hearing from you!