Why Pre-Construction Is So Important

“Measure twice, cut once” everyone knows the old adage but it is not always followed. It is easy enough to start a building project only to find problems mid-way through. Unexpected issues can implode whole projects or drive up costs. This is why it is so important to create a preliminary construction plan – and stick to it! By outlining cost and design specifics before construction begins, clients have a sense of security both in their investment and in the contractor that they have chosen.

The Ins & Outs of Pre-Planning

Most construction companies offer pre-construction services to become better acquainted with both clients and their visions for the project. This crucial planning stage covers scheduling, cost estimates, identification of potential issues and risks involved with the project, along with design and visuals. This process has its own benefits for both construction teams and clients. Contractors are able to sit down with clients to ensure that they are sharing a similar vision.

What might seem like a completely realistic project at the outset can prove to be much more expensive than expected. Working through measurements and estimates on paper can be a reality check for clients, before work begins. Backing out of a project once it has started is a waste of money and resources, but this planning stage means being able to nip issues in the bud. This could mean changing strategy or cancelling projects completely before investing time and money. This stage provides a clear view of projects but it also allows clients a sneak peek of what it will be like working with a contractor. The best way to work through a project is with an understanding team behind you. Butting heads or conflicting ideals can spell trouble for a contractor/client relationship, so it is better to get this out of the way early.

Preliminary planning services allow potential clients to dip a toe into the world of site construction. Testing the waters can mean the difference between smooth sailing and a massive building mistake.