When planning a commercial construction project, it’s always a good idea to work with your general contractor and agree on a schedule. We’ve all heard the horror stories of construction projects going haywire and taking weeks or months longer than originally planned, and that is the last thing you want. At Hearn Construction, we understand that the success of your business is usually riding on your timeline, and we don’t take that lightly. Below, we’ve listed a few things that you can do to help your project stay on schedule.
1. Choose a Dependable ContractorOne of the best steps that you can take to ensure your project is completed on time is to hire the right contractor. A skilled, experienced contractor has the knowledge and expertise to juggle timelines and schedules of sub-contractors and to coordinate other services to keep the project running on time. As you research different contractors, find one that has a reputation for completing projects on time.
2. Be DecisiveWhen a client keeps changing his mind about the project, the plans may need to be adjusted several times. In some cases, entire blueprints may need to be re-drawn. In other instances, work that has already been completed needs to be adjusted or torn down, or work may need to halt while new plans are created. Likewise, try to avoid changing your mind about the use of different materials used on the project. Avoid backtracking on the project by making firm decisions the first time.
3. Be Available to Your Contractor
There may be times that your contractor needs to reach you and if you are unavailable, the project may be delayed. Always respond to calls and text messages as quickly as possible. And be aware that your decision-making process may be holding up the construction process.