5 Things You Need Before Starting a Construction Project!

Construction Project

Embarking on a construction is a rewarding experience, especially when you get it right with the planning. You need to consider all the resources and procedures that will make the resultant structure robust and aesthetically appealing.

An excellent construction project should also match your needs and preferences from every angle, emphasizing the need to hire top contractors. Before breaking ground, here are five things to consider for a successful project.

1.   Comprehensive Project Plan

A sound construction needs a clear roadmap for the developmental stages. You can achieve this when you craft a well-thought-out project plan. It outlines the timeline and project scope, leaving no room for deviation once the development starts. This translates to minimization of costly delays or extra expenses through reworks. 

Consider making the plan comprehensive with detailed blueprints, architectural drawings, and specifications. Besides streamlining the process, construction plans help you obtain crucial approvals and permits. Review and update the project plan as the construction progresses, allowing for adjustments based on unforeseen circumstances or changes in scope.

2.   Proper Permits and Regulatory Compliance

As a construction owner, you have a great duty to ensure that you stick within the stipulated protocols, from the sourcing of raw materials to the plan approvals. Begin by visiting the local authorities and obtaining the relevant permits.

Engage with the building departments and regulatory bodies in the early planning stages. Get a clear picture of the requirements based on the building codes, zoning regulations, and environmental considerations. A high level of compliance protects you from legal repercussions like costly fines and project suspensions.

3.   Qualified and Reliable Contractors

Spend time researching top contractors, focusing more on their quality, time-consciousness, and efficiency. Review their past similar projects to gauge their suitability to handle your needs. You also want a team that is good at communication so that you’ll get timely updates on the progress.

Keep in mind that projects may require contractors with specific expertise in that sector. For example, working with all-round commercial construction management companies may be a great idea for convenience. They’ll offer an extensive list of solutions, saving you from hiring different contractors for specific tasks. 

4.   Risk Mitigation Strategies

Focus on the nature of the project and surroundings and consider aspects such as weather conditions and unexpected site challenges. It allows you to develop a perfect risk management approach to dealing with emerging problems, preventing further escalation. 

In your plans, think of insurance coverage. Analyze potential threats such as accidents and contractual risks and find the right policies. Reassess and update risk mitigation strategies throughout the project’s lifecycle.

5.   Adequate Funding and Financial Planning

Consider various financing options and secure funding sources well in advance. Develop a sound budget, including all the costs, from permits and fees to the potential contingency funds. For a well-guided plan, work closely with financial advisors. 

With their exposure and skills, they will help you navigate through the project financing process effortlessly. The important thing is having an accurate cash flow projection to perfect the expense management. It will help you determine when funds will be required at the different phases and ensure they’ll be available.  


Before commencing your construction project, consider laying down the necessary plans. Think of the whole development mission and determine the necessary resources and experts to be involved. Have an open mind when making your plans and dedicate yourself to quality.

Article and permission to publish here provided by Pamela Lattimore. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on January 10, 2024.

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