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Tips To Navigate A Commercial Construction Design-Build Process

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Did you know that design-build projects are gaining popularity in the US? And it goes beyond the residential domain! Let’s talk about the commercial construction design-build process. It’s surely a big deal as it costs time and money. But it eases the process by combining the design and construction phases into a single contract. 

As a property owner, you can rely on it to streamline the process and reduce project costs. You’ll save time as well, which is a key concern for business owners. But navigating the design-build can be complex and requires good planning and management. So, buckle up and follow these tips to navigate the commercial construction design-build process like a boss.

Get your game face on

Commercial construction is challenging, but the only way to do it is by taking the process by the horns. Begin with a positive attitude, and have your eyes set on the prize. You’ll probably feel more motivated by visualizing yourself running your business from the new location. 

So get your game phase on and tackle the design-build project with enthusiasm. You’ll love the challenges it brings!

Budget like a boss

Undoubtedly, commercial construction projects can burn a hole in your wallet. But with the right budgeting strategies, you can ace cost control. Begin with a realistic budget for your design-build project, and commit to sticking with it until the end. 

You’ll be far more comfortable with the expense once you have clear and realistic dollar figures in mind.

Bring experts on board

Bringing design-build experts on board is the next step. The good thing is that you can find companies specializing in design-build construction anywhere in the US. So if you want to start a project in Chicago, look for general contractors in Chicago with expertise in the zone. 

Check reviews and ask for recommendations before finalizing a provider. And don’t go slack with collaboration because it is one thing commercial construction projects cannot succeed without.

Take a risk

No, we’re not talking about skydiving or bungee jumping here. Let’s talk about taking calculated risks because that’s the way commercial construction projects should go. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and experiment – it could pay off in the long run.

But even as you take risks, stay on schedule and never compromise quality. Work with a forward-thinking contractor who follows the same mindset and replicates it in the project. 

Communicate like a pro

Effective communication is an essential element of a successful commercial construction project. You can’t expect to make it work without being on the same page with everyone involved. Ensure regular and clear communication with your design-build team, clients, and stakeholders. 

Listen to their challenges and requirements so that you can find appropriate solutions. Most importantly, use humor to keep things lively and engaging!

And there you have it. These killer tips to navigate the commercial construction design-build process can help you close your project on time, quality, and budget. So, put on your hard hat, find a team you can trust, and let’s get building.

Originally Published on https://www.breakfastleadership.com/

Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.

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