Why Construction Projects are Late and Over Budget

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If you're in the pre-planning stages of a construction project, you want to know the answer to following two critical questions: How much will the project cost, and when will it be finished? Let's take a look at both aspects of your construction project.

1. How much will my construction project cost?

Every customer wants a firm dollar figure for their construction project, but it's not uncommon to hear of jobs that go way over budget. Most of the time, change orders are the cause of cost overages. Contractors capitalize on change orders, knowing full well that they'll begin acting upon them after the project starts, and that the customer will ultimately foot the bill.

By choosing construction services companies with a design/build approach, you can avoid change orders and the costs associated with them. Benchmark's Design/Build approach is unique in that we don't shift the responsibility of choosing the core creative building team to other team members. We're involved with every phase of our projects.

2. How long will my project take to complete?

You're making plans for the future, and you want to know when your project will be finished. But you've heard the stories. A friend hires a construction services firm and the project not only goes over budget, but it takes months longer to complete than was initially promised. What went wrong? In many cases, the general contractor is uninvolved during the design process. Problems discovered much later result in change orders and delays, and the project gets off on the wrong foot from the very beginning.

Benchmark Construction provides design/build services that eliminate the guesswork, change orders, delays, and budget overages common to other companies' methods.

To learn more about how our construction services differ from the rest, contact us at Benchmark Construction today.