Before starting the project whether it is an addition to an existing structure or a new and individual building, there are many aspects that need to be kept in mind. From basics like the budget to construction timelines, the building process doesn’t need to be a staggering endeavor.

Before planning for a new or existing building, it is important to get the basics in order. Whether you are replacing or adding to an existing facility or creating a new building from the scratch allow for more or less flexibility if issues arise, but by having the necessary timeline in mind, you can give the clients a more exact estimated cost and idea final completion date.

Planning to begin and complete without interruption
The most common problems are related to permits and city codes, funding the project, and weather or any kind of natural disaster. Planning possible weather delays into the timeline can help in determining whether it can be built on the deadline.

Start Date for construction to meet the deadline
Looking at the deadline you can often approximate the total time needed. Being conservative with the estimated time to build can help in mitigating unwanted costs or problems so that we can have an open and honest conversation with the client.

There are normally two types of financing that are used in the construction process. One is construction financing and the other is long-term financing. Interim or construction financing is like a short-term loan that is obtained to cover the cost of building so that the project can start before the long-term financing is finalized.

Choosing Land
Many builds don’t require the purchase or lease of land, but if the project requires a new plot, then there are a few boxes that should be checked in order to keep the project from stalling.

Is the zoning approved?
Zoning is defined as the practice of segregating the uses of land deemed incompatible, either neighboring land or the same plot used for different purposes over time. Zoning is put in place by the city, county, or municipality to keep new developments from harming the existing homes or businesses, and to keep the user of the new facility from having the well-being which might have been harmed by previous land use.

The sole purpose of a land survey is to prevent any disputes over property lines. You can research whether a survey has already been performed by visiting the building inspector or checking in the land records office. The file may also be available at the county assessor’s office in the form of tax maps.

Watershed and Drainage Requirements
Drainage is the amount of water that runs off from the property, including the amount that occurs during rains. If more water sheds occur than expected, there can issue such as flooding of the sewer system, so it is important that the requirements must be calculated before the building begins.

Building code restrictions At that site
Building codes are the set of rules that every structure must adhere to, and zoning ordinances are determined by counties, cities, municipalities, or states. The local building inspector or county assessor’s office has the most recent building requirements.

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