The only determining factor on how successful your building construction project goes lies in finding the right construction contractor. As such, it is imperative that you put everything else on hold and accord the process of finding a construction contractor as much thought and attention as you possibly could. It doesn’t matter how big or small, thereof, your construction project is, you must work with the best. You want to work with a top construction worker who knows their stuff and has an impeccable reputation. Assuming you land on the best construction contractor, how about you implement the following measures for a smooth and successful project?
Working with a construction contractor takes a lot of diligence and effort to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. You must endeavor to be a good client to your construction team by ensuring you are managing the project actively. As you manage the project, you have to work hand in hand with the crew to make them feel appreciated all through the project. You wouldn’t want to be abusive, petty and all bossy to everyone all the time just because a simple deadline wasn’t met. You must be accommodating and approachable while at the same time ensuring you honor your end of the deal. Pay close attention to the periodic payments you put through as the project cycle unfolds, ensuring you do it promptly so that the project doesn’t stall.
It is also your responsibility to establish the best communication with your construction contractor. This you do well in advance before the project commences whereby you agree on the most appropriate form of communication for both parties. This you could do by setting aside one day of the week for an onsite visit to check on project progress. You may also agree or texting or calling the foreman on a specified time every day to get an update of the job progress. Always maintain a project journal where you write ideas, questions to ask the contractor, note job progress and even jot down delivery dates. This creates a clear record especially should a dispute or miscommunication arise in the future.
Last but not least, you must ensure all changes on the project are done in writing. Of course, a good contractor will gladly accommodate and implement the changes. Note that you both must append your signatures on these changes so that the document can be legally binding.