For every construction project, there is a process that needs to be followed to ensure a successful outcome. They vary based on size, budget, and completion date.
Below are the 6 stages of a construction project and what you should know about them:
Conception typically begins with the client. Depending on the project, the conception stage might vary. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few months or more.
Now it’s time to talk about the design. This is still a preliminary stage and designs can change. Once the design is approved, the bidding process begins.
There are normally four different steps within the design stage.
1. Feasibility – All of the objectives of the project need to be outlined. Several decisions are made at this stage, including how large the building will be, how space will be used, and how many rooms will be needed.
2. Schematic design – A computerized drawing of the building layout as well as materials, and colors.
3. Design development – The schematic drawing will be used during the design development to research the equipment and materials needed for development.
4. Contract – Once the contract is finalized, the documents (final drawings and specifications) are given to companies for bids on the project.
As soon as the contractor is chosen, the project team is put together.
The project team will visit the job site to complete a site examination. The site examination will allow the project team to detect any environmental challenges that might emerge during the building process.
When all the information is collected, it should be reviewed by the local authorities, which is generally a long procedure.
The project team or procurement department begins to order materials, equipment, and workers. Larger construction companies have their own procurement departments. This is usually done by the general contractor, but there are times when subcontractors will be in charge of certain projects. The subcontractors may be responsible for hiring their own workers or obtaining their own materials so that they know that they have exactly what they need to complete their portion of the job.
Before the construction work begins, a pre-construction meeting is done to ensure that everyone is on the same page when the construction starts. This meeting normally includes information about the following topics:
• Job site access
• Project quality control
• Materials storage
• Working hour
The schedule of each project worker might vary depending on their role. This is especially true for subcontractors.
Now the project can begin. The goal at this point is to have planned everything so carefully that everything goes off without a hitch. Albrite Building can assure you that your job will be done precisely, efficiently, and exactly how you envisioned it.
Now that all the work on the job site has been completed, the project will soon come to an end. The final stage of the construction project is divided into three critical steps:
1. New construction building inspection
A building inspection needs to be done. Other inspections should have already been completed during the entire project. It is during those previous inspections that issues should have been found and corrected.
2. Owner occupancy
Now the owner can manage the building. The project owner can feel safe that there is enough time to examine all the different systems, equipment, and materials that have been installed.
There are three main types of warranty in construction:
– Express warranty – included in the contract
– Implied warranty – imposed by law
– Statutory warranty – in a state’s regulations
The last step of the construction project. It is good practice to carry out a post-project review. A post-project review is an in-depth project completion report.
Every stage of a construction project is a chain of tasks, decisions, and numerous tools. The complexity depends on the size and type of the project. Communication between the client, contractor, and workers is fundamental to streamline a construction project and making sure that all phases will be developed and completed within the agreed timeframe and budget.
Albrite Building is a general contracting company located at 777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 50, Westmont, Illinois 60559. We are cost-conscious, deadline-oriented, and have a solid reputation for quality work. From pre-construction to post-construction, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality contracting services and create customer relationships founded on mutual respect, professionalism, and integrity.
Contact Albright Building today for a free consultation on any construction project by phone at 630.655.9436, or by email.