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How To Complete A Commercial Construction Project On Time

How To Complete A Commercial Construction Project On Time

Commercial construction can really be an inconvenience for your disrupting your business operations. Especially, if projects are not completed on time and face further delay. Therefore, it is important for you to plan and prepare for your construction project so you can improve your chances of the project being completed on time.

To effectively plan and prepare for your commercial construction project. You will have to plan for obstacles and challenges that will occur on the project. Ultimately, you will want to create a deadline for your construction project.

Deadlines should be reasonable and realistic, so they are achievable. Furthermore, you should include milestones throughout your project their own specific deadlines. For example, if you are remodeling a project an entire restaurant, then a milestone can be divided into sections, such as kitchen, restroom, dining room, etc. This will ensure that you are on the right path in completing your project on time. In addition, it will provide you with insights on whether the contractor you hired is meeting their expectations.

7 Tips To Complete A Construction Project On Time

If you are interested in completing commercial construction projects on time, then follow our 7 tips to help you meet your deadlines:

  1. Hire a project manager
  2. Determine costs
  3. Have strong communication
  4. Know what you want
  5. Create goals and deadlines
  6. Outline roles and responsibilities
  7. Work with the project manager

1) Hire A Project Manager

Make your commercial construction project run more efficiently, quickly, and smoother with a project manager. A project manager is experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable in planning, designing, and managing of construction projects.

Project Management

Project managers will track and run the job from start to finish. Scheduling and hiring required contractors to fulfill the projects needs on budget. Additionally, a project manager will consider of any building codes, ADA compliant upgrades, or required retrofitting for your project.

By hiring a project manager, you will be taking away your headache of managing a construction project yourself. Putting your project in the hands of a professional will ensure the quality control of the project while limiting the cost. Plus, enabling you to get your project done by the deadline.

2) Determine Costs

One of the biggest questions clients ask contractors is, “how much will this cost.” The cost of the project fluctuates based of a variety of variables such as the contractor, material, equipment, timeline, size and complexity of the project, and more.

Determine costs

If you are looking to get a jump start on your construction project in preparation and planning, then you need to know how much it is going to cost you. Therefore, you should be collecting bids on a project and establishing a budget.

Do not hesitate on selecting a contractor. All you need to do is gather at least 3 competitive bids from contractors to get a rough market value cost of your project. Pushing or delaying your construction project and further delay your project since bids can become outdated. Usually, due to subcontractors and contractors becoming disinterested or increased prices from inflation, which will cause contractors to have to develop a new bid.

3) Have Strong Communication

To make your project run more effectively and smoothly, then you should communicate from the beginning and often. Good communication will prevent costly mistakes and delays in your project.

Early communication is vital for the contractor to schedule and plan out the construction project. For example, the contractor can work around your business operations and minimize disruption, schedule subcontractors, material delivery, etc.

4) Know What You Want

One of the biggest obstacles of getting your project completed on time is yourself. Know what you want with your commercial construction project and effectively communicate it to your contractor.

If you are uncertain on what you want you will only be wasting your time, but the contractors time. In addition, it can lead to project delays, costly mistakes, change orders, and other hiccups.

To meet your desired deadlines, you should know how you want your property designed. If you have blueprints or drawings of the project, then share them with the contractor and his team. Additionally, you want to walk the job with the contractor to further eliminate any miscommunication on what you want for your project.

If an issues arises, then be sure to contact your contractor immediately before it creates a bigger issue.

5) Create Goals And Deadlines

As mentioned earlier in this blog, you need to make a goal and deadline for your commercial construction project. However, to make this more achievable and accepting of the contractor and his team, you should break down your expectations.

Create steps for the contractor to achieve your goals and apply deadlines to those steps. It is a great way to create accountability for the job, while determining whether you’re going to finish your project on time.

6) Outline Roles And Responsibilities

roles and responsibilities

Construction projects can be very large and complex, which will bring on large teams from various construction companies. For example, a project can include plumbers, electricians, carpenters, wielders, roofers, concrete contractors, etc.

With this many entities in your construction project can lead to errors, delays, and issues. As a result, you want to make your contractor or project manager to clearly define the roles and responsibilities to all subcontractors.

Ultimately, this will ensure the project is on schedule for completion.

7) Work With The Project Manager

Be sure to work with your project manager or contractor in fulfilling the project. You cannot expect to finish your project on time without setting them up for success. This may require you to be involved and invested in the construction project.

For example, you may be required to shutdown a portion of your business, so the construction team can work. Perhaps, you may need to open the building on the weekends or after hours for the construction. Nevertheless, you need to eliminate and hurdles a contractor or project manager cannot remove themselves to ensure efficiency and a timely project delivery.

However, you should not overdo it by micromanaging the project. Be sure to limit the time spent on overseeing and interacting on the jobsite as it can distract the team from completing and meeting deadlines.


Summary: Completing A Construction Project On Time

If you are looking to complete a construction project on time, then you need to follow our 7 tips:

  1. Hire a project manager
  2. Determine costs
  3. Have strong communication
  4. Know what you want
  5. Create goals and deadlines
  6. Outline roles and responsibilities
  7. Work with the project manager

The more effort you put into planning and preparing for the challenges that await you in your commercial construction project, then the better chances you have at meeting your deadline. Partner with the right project manager or contractor that has the capabilities, resources, and experience in the fulfilling your project on time.

If you are interested in commercial construction services, then contact JMF Commercial Construction today to get started.

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