Building Construction

How to Tell if a Contractor Will Build Your Project On Time and On Budget

contractor and customer shaking hands

Building construction projects are complex undertakings. With so many companies and their teams coordinating with the general contractor, one of the biggest challenges is keeping everyone informed and working toward a unified goal of finishing on time and within the projected budget.

If you're considering a building construction project soon, here are two ways to tell the difference between a contractor who will deliver your project without costly delays and budget overages and one who'll do just the opposite.

They Set a Timeline During Pre-Planning

Time is money, and building construction projects that don't finish on time will ultimately cost you, the customer, more money to complete.

Avoiding the 3 Common Scheduling Delays of Commercial Construction

Construction Project Schedule

Commercial construction projects move quicker than they ever have before. The urgency to develop buildings for modern businesses has driven construction firms to build more, faster. Companies that enlist a commercial construction firm to build their custom project now work on tighter schedules and expect jobs to be completed on much smaller time windows.

To accomplish these projects on time, it is essential that every measure to avoid delays possible is taken. While various interruptions come up during the build, the majority of delays occur because of choices made before the build starts.

Here are three common mistakes that lead to scheduling delays:

4 Resources to Help You Find a General Contractor

hiring a general contractor for building construction

Construction spending and demand continue to rise and show no signs of stopping, which is both good news and bad news for anyone looking to begin a construction project. On the one hand, there are plenty of general contractors out there and plenty of information about any given firm or contractor. On the other, it can be tricky to find a general contractor who fits your needs, budget, and timeline. Even though it can be tough to know where to turn, there are plenty of resources to help you find the best match. Let’s take a look at some of them now.


Asking for referrals from friends, acquaintances, and even folks online can give you an idea of some names or firms that have performed well in the past. A good word from someone you trust is probably the most useful resource when you’re on the hunt for someone to do a big job, but even then, you should do a little more homework.

How to Start a Project Before the Holidays

construction during the holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching AGAIN, and it’s time to start thinking about that project you need to have done (or at least mostly done) before the holidays hit. We see it all too often where a company fully plans to have a project done by the holidays, but then things come to a halt at a critical stage because it’s time for vacations and/or family time.

Don’t Cause Undue Stress

If you know you need to make significant headway on or finish a project by the new year, start early! Don’t be that person holding up your companies project when deadlines need to be met or approvals and bids are needed while you are away for the holidays. Get it done in the months leading up to the holidays so that you can rest assured it’s being finished and you can off into the sunset without the stress.

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.

Subscribe to RSS - Building Construction