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10 Essential Considerations for Planning a Commercial Construction Project

Most essential factors to consider when planning a commercial construction project.

Embarking on a commercial construction project can be exciting, scary and overwhelming at the same time. To help you make sure that you’ve got everything covered, and give you peace of mind about your upcoming project, we’ve explained some of the most essential factors to consider when planning a commercial construction project.

1. Price

Price is probably one of the most obvious considerations in a commercial build, and possibly one of the most important. If you don’t know the price, then you won’t know how much finance to set aside for your commercial construction project. Depending on the size and complexity of your commercial construction project, the price of your commercial construction project could be quite significant, so making sure you plan for this is critical.

2. Delays

With any building and construction project, delays are to be expected. Whether it’s due to weather, materials, or anything else, they can have a big or small impact on the overall construction of the project. A major advantage of choosing to go modular is that, as 80% of the building is constructed in a controlled factory environment, such delays have very little, if any effect on the build.

3. Council permissions

As with any building and construction project, council permissions are vital, if the project is to be approved and to be successful. Factors like boundaries and surrounding environments must be considered, so that the building is built in the right area, in the right way, and according to all guidelines.

4. Object of the project

When planning your commercial construction project, you’ll really want to consider and think about what the object and the point of the new building are. By taking this into consideration, you’ll be able to make sure that the plan and layout of your new building really cater for and suits the use of the building.

5. Other Arrangements for Employees

If the new project you’re planning is going to impact your employees, or any other stakeholders involved, it will be in their best interest, and your best interest, to have another arrangement in place for their work, so that business operations can continue on as normal, and without any interruptions.

6. Aesthetics

When planning a commercial construction project, it is important to consider what the building will be used for, and who will be using it, so you can design the aesthetics of the building accordingly. If the commercial project is an office space, you want to design the aesthetics of the building in such a way that makes the building an inviting and productive space. If the commercial project is bunk rooms, you want to design the aesthetics to make the space feel homely, and a place to relax.

7. Funding

When planning a commercial construction project, chances are that there will be significant costs involved, and probably some that you never had thought of or taken into consideration. What’s more is that, with a traditional build, unexpected costs have the potential to arise during the build. This means that it’s a good idea to have your funding sorted. At Tasbuilt, we offer fixed-price contracts, which means that, in a commercial construction project, you can have peace of mind that there will be no sudden price changes, that you may not have funding for.

8. Timing

When planning for a commercial construction project, you’ll want to consider how long your project will take from start to completion. If it’s a significant project, chances are that the time it takes will be lengthy, and you will need to have temporary arrangements in place. If it’s a relatively quick project, you still may need some other arrangements in place, but they won’t be needed for as long. Choosing to go modular will have a significant reduction not only on the overall build time but the onsite construction build time, as constructing 80% of the building in a controlled environment reduces construction time substantially.

9. Marketing

When planning a commercial build, it’s important to consider all the stakeholders that will be impacted by the build. These could include employees, clients, students, and many more. To reduce the impact of the build on each of these stakeholders, it is important to make everyone aware of the change that will be occurring and tell them how it will affect them. To do this, you could advertise the upcoming project on social media, on your website, newsletters, and much more.

10. Future needs

Whilst your commercial construction project may be to cater for outgrown or outdated facilities, it is important to also plan for the future. By making sure that your facilities are suitable for expansion, it means that the chance of having to do future construction projects is minimized.

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