4 Things You Need To Do When Planning A Commercial Construction Project
Many business plans have been disrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, but for some businesses, work continues. If you have a business that was only just thinking about expanding with a new facility, you may have been in the earliest stages of planning a commercial construction project.
Fortunately, even in the middle of a global pandemic, the planning of a commercial project may still be a viable thing to do. While most actual construction is on lockdown right now, commercial projects take a very long time to go from planning to execution. If you’re still in the planning stages, here are four things you can still do, right now, to keep your project going.
You may know that you want to build a new commercial building for your business, but do you know what needs to be in this building? How will it be designed? How will it look? All of these questions must be answered in a way that satisfies the needs of your business, local building codes, and the structural requirements of any building.
This is why it’s essential to talk to an architect and get blueprints of your building done. Fortunately, architecture today is a much different process for drafting blueprints than in the past. Computer-Assisted Drafting speeds up the process, while new technology like virtual reality allows you to see what it’s like to be in your building before it’s even constructed.
Where you build your project is just as important as what’s being built. You need to consider a variety of different factors and put in a lot of research when it comes to the location of your commercial building. The nature of your business has a massive effect on your location choices.
A residential investment, for example, such as an apartment complex, needs to be placed in a location attractive to potential tenants. A building for industrial purposes, on the other hand, may do better in a more isolated area. If you have a finance-related business, you may want to locate yourself in the financial district. This is an important decision.
You can’t just hire people and begin your commercial project; there is a lot of paperwork and legal permission required. Look into the permits and other bureaucratic requirements you need to satisfy and ensure that you’re doing the paperwork to get it all done.
The last thing you want is a project delayed or even canceled because a municipal or state requirement was not satisfied, and the work can’t proceed until it is.
Find The Right Contractor
This is perhaps the most critical factor. Take your time talking to different contractors, and make sure they are experienced and knowledgeable. The contractor is the one that will take those blueprints and making them into a reality.
The wrong contractor can mean delays, budget increases, frustration, and even panic. The right contractor is prepared for emergencies and guides you safely through the entire experience. If you want to work with someone who can do this for you, we can help. Contact Global Construction and let us evaluate your commercial project.