5 Critical Things To Think About Before You Embark On Any Construction Project

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. A construction business is like any other business in that there are keys to success and failure. The following contributed post is entitled, 5 Critical Things To Think About Before You Embark On Any Construction Project.

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There are many kinds of construction projects. However, no matter what kind of construction project you’re undertaking, there are certain critical things you need to think about before you get started. Here are 5 of them:

Define the scope of work

No matter what kind of construction project you’re embarking on, it’s critical that you take the time to define the scope of work. This means clearly outlining what work will be done, whether it includes demolition before the construction can begin, who will be responsible for doing it, and when it needs to be completed.

Indeed, the who and when of a construction project are vital aspects because you will need the help of specialists at every stage of the process. For example, you may need to use a concrete demolition contractor to help you prepare the site for construction. The good news is that by choosing an expert in this field you can be sure they will not only complete a quality job but will carefully clear up the site as well, making the next stage of the process that much easier.

Create a budget and timeline

Before you embark on any construction project, it is critical that you create a budget and timeline. This will ensure that the project stays on track and within budget. The demolition process is one of the most important and costly aspects of any construction project. Therefore, it is important to have a clear plan and budget for this process.

Also, it is important to have a clear timeline for the project as a whole. This will ensure that all aspects of the project are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

Identify the materials you will need

When embarking on any construction project, it is critical to think about the materials you will need. Depending on the type of project, the materials you need may vary. For example, if you are building a house, you will need lumber, nails, and drywall. On the other hand, if you are building a deck, you will need lumber, nails, and decking material. By identifying the materials you will need ahead of time, you can be sure to have everything you need on hand when it is time to start construction.

Understand the permits required

Before you embark on any construction project, it is critical that you understand the permits required. Depending on the scope and size of your project, you may need a variety of permits from the city, county, state, or federal government. Failure to obtain the proper permits can result in delays, fines, and even legal action.

Prepare for the unexpected

It’s always important to be prepared for the unexpected when embarking on any construction project. By having a plan in place for potential problems that could arise, you can save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run. Make sure to have a contingency fund set aside in case something does go wrong, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from professionals if you’re ever in over your head. With a little preparation, you can avoid major headaches down the road.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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