Pre-construction planning is the most important stage of every construction project. During the pre-construction planning phase you will examine the construct-ability of your project, examine the location where your project will be built and determine the cost of your project. Overlooking any one of these three categories could be disastrous for your project and the company building it. Determining the construct-ability of the project allows you and the company you work for to determine if you have the technical expertise to build the project. Many construction companies jump into new types of construction without the technical know how to perform the work. This can lead to massive cost overruns, lawsuits and the deterioration of the companies reputation. Understanding the site conditions will allow for proper budgeting and planning for the build. Depending on the physical location of the site we may need to alter our normal building process due to restricted access or the level of traffic. Urban infill sites are always more difficult to build on due to the increase of foot traffic, automobiles and restrictive work hours. Rural sites generally allow for ample space to stockpile materials and to accept deliveries. Knowing where you are building allows you to properly plan for your budget and production schedule. Once you understand the structure and terrain you will be better able to budget for the project with your trade partners. When all three aspects of the job are understood than you can formulate the best plan to be successful in your new project.
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