All You Need to Know about the Commercial Construction Process

There is a general process of design and construction, and we’ve summarized it for you in this document!

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Believe it or not, the process remains pretty much the same regardless of the location or size of your project, and regardless of the project team you assemble.  ie – builder, architect

If you just aren’t sure how to get your project started, check out the activities listed in each phase.  These are your To Do* items as a project owner.  These activities are required for virtually all commercial projects, and are important for owners to be aware of.

What comes as a surprise to many is not just the sheer number of ‘To Do’ items, especially in the early phases of a project, but the amount of time it can take to complete them.

In fact, the Pre-Construction phase often takes longer to complete than the time spent actively working at a job site.  Keep this in mind as you consider your project schedule and timeline.

*Required activities will vary based on the specifics of your project. This document is a good reference tool, but is not to be taken as the end-all, be-all for your project. Consult with a trusted, professional Design/Build or Construction Management firm (like us!) to clarify your project’s requirements.

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