4 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

4 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

1) WHAT KIND OF RESOURCES AND EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE SERVING AS THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ON PROJECTS SIMILAR TO MINE?
In construction, reputation is everything. Ask for their recent experience, samples of work, products like cost opinions and progress reports, and contacts at some of their completed projects. It’s best to choose a construction management company with experience in your particular project type.

2) WHO WILL BE WORKING ON MY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT?
Construction management companies are only as good as the people they hire and train to oversee their projects. Ask about the company’s culture and about their team’s education, experience, skills, and references. The pre-construction process can sometimes be lengthy and unpredictable.

3) HOW INVOLVED WILL I NEED TO BE IN THIS PROJECT?
The construction management company will handle the majority of the work involved with completing your project, but there will be some aspects of the process in which you or your team will need to be involved. Find out what decisions, input, and information you will need to provide throughout the project.

4) WHAT KIND OF COMMUNICATION SHOULD I EXPECT WITH YOUR TEAM?
Expect (and demand) regular, open, and transparent communication from your construction manager on how the project is going and what they will be doing to address project-related issues. Construction projects are fraught with little challenges throughout the process; the difference between construction managers and general contractors is how they handle these challenges and the impact on the project’s budget and schedule.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.