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3 Ways to Avoid Building Construction Delays

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It's not uncommon for commercial building construction projects to take longer than the customer anticipated. One seemingly harmless delay can have a ripple effect that puts the entire job off course.

Check out these tips to avoid common bottlenecks and delays in your building construction project's timeline.

1. Understand Your Local Permitting Process

No matter where your building construction project is taking place, it's critical to understand the permitting process. In almost all cases, there's no realistic way to fast-track building permits. Since procedures vary from one city to the next, working with a building construction company that's familiar with the area can make a big difference. They'll know how much time to figure into the overall plan so you won't be faced with any unpleasant surprises.

Finding the Best Construction Services Provider for Your Building Project

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After you've decided to move forward with your building project, the next step in the process is to partner with a reputable construction company. Since no two construction services providers are alike, this all-important decision may take some time.

Here are a few crucial tips to help you find a construction company with the services and reputation you deserve.

Reputation Matters.

In the highly competitive world of construction services, a few companies in the industry stand out above the rest. Here's why.

How Design-Build Construction Saves Customers Time and Money

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Beginning a construction project of any kind is a massive undertaking. As a customer, you may be stepping into entirely uncharted waters, putting your faith in a variety of construction services providers and hoping they'll make decisions in your best interest.

The Design-Build Difference

Before you've signed on with any construction services providers, you're still very much in the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many construction projects spiral out of the customer's control very quickly, with missed deadlines, a stream of change orders, and unexpected cost overages.

To make sure your project stays on budget and schedule, Benchmark Construction uses a design-build approach that's different from traditional methods.

Here's how a design-build construction approach has your back, from start to finish.

Choosing a Site for Your New Building Construction Project

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Growth is almost always a good thing, but it never arrives without a few challenges along the way. If your business or organization has been experiencing growth, it may be time to expand your current building or add a new location.

Along with choosing a reputable local construction firm, one of the first steps in any building construction project is choosing a building site. Here's how to begin.

Choose a great location

You'll want to consider the appropriateness of the local area for your business before you spend time searching for a specific building construction site.

Design Build Delivers

The Design-Build process of architecture is one that many individuals looking to build a business could truly benefit from. It is a faster, more reliable, and most importantly, cheaper alternative to the traditional design-bid-build system. As the investor, it is your job to pick the company that will design what you are looking for, and be able to build it for the least amount of money. By going with Design Build, you are already on your way to staying under budget, and finishing your project ahead of schedule.

Design-Build firms are an all in one solution to the traditional two-party system of architecture. Normally, you have an architect and a builder, two separate entities that must communicate effectively with each other to ensure your project is finished as you want it. With a Design Build firm, the entire process is done through one company, and the building process begins as early as possible. This means you are much more likely to stay on track and under budget.

Energy Efficient Through UCD Lighting

UCD, or Ultra Constant Discharge lighting, is becoming a popular option for many business owners. The benefits of UCD lighting are immense, bringing a longer lasting, more efficient, and brighter lamp to commercial businesses. UCD lighting provides users with:

  • 20,000 lifetime hours
  • Lighting suitable for all climates
  • Eco-friendly lighting solution, both for energy consumption and through its composition
  • Diverse lighting solution that works from a small store to a sports arena
  • Low insect attraction
  • Weatherproof casings
  • Instant turn on velocity
  • Highest color rendering commercially available

These are just a few of the benefits of instituting UCD lighting into your business. If you would like to learn more about how you can add UCD lighting to your facilities, please contact us today!

Incorporate UCD into your next Design Build Project

The easiest time to implement a new lighting solution for your business is during the construction process. If you are building a new location, it makes sense to implement the most state of the art equipment into your new facility. We don’t all have the luxury of being able to do this, however, it is by far the best solution if you are about to begin the construction process.

UCD lighting is a low energy, high output lighting solution that generates up to 20,000 hours of lighting before needing to be replaced. This is almost double the lifespan of the closest competitor. Another benefit is the vastly superior quality of light emitted by UCD lighting. It has the highest color rendering of any commercially available lighting solution and instantly turns out without the need to warm up.

The Final Look is Only Part of the Equation

It is important to have a final product that you are proud to show off. Those building and designing a project work very hard to bring you a final product that comes together properly. However, there are a number of other factors aside from the way the project turns out that come into play when determining whether a project was a success.

Here are a few of the important factors that help determine the successfulness of a project:

What Makes Design-Build Stand Out?

The Design-Build process is different than the traditional Design-Bid-Build process, as it cuts down the process by beginning the building portion of the process before the design phase is completely finished. This is a quicker, more efficient means of completing the construction process.

What makes Design-Build stand out?

Architecture and the Recession

Just as with the real estate market, architecture and building has seen a significant dip since the recession began. Any time you see the economy drop, large investments and projects tend to get put off to the side until things trend back towards normalcy.

We are glad to see things trending back towards the way they used to be. Projects are up, however costs have not completely returned to normal yet. This is the time to take advantage of the recovering economy to invest in the design-build project you have been dreaming of.

We would love to embark on the next architectural adventure with you. Contact us to learn how you can begin the process today.

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