As contractors, it is essential to start working with a good vision and thorough research. Setting goals at the project’s beginning helps determine many things, such as budget, labor, types of materials, etc.
Once you have a definite goal set, nothing stops you from achieving it in the set time.
Not Planning Initially To Deal With Odds
May the odds be in your favor. However, one way you can ensure that your plan is foolproof is to plan ahead of time about anything that may go wrong. This way, you are easily prepared to face common issues like budget overruns.
Not Hiring An Incompetent Contractor
There are many commercial remodeling contractors in the market to choose from. Some may quote a lesser price and offer more work; it may be a scam. Expertise comes with experience, and that is not something cheap. So, instead of blatantly choosing a contractor charging less, do your research and make the final call.
Improper Evaluation of Current Property
You need a commercial remodeling or renovation contractor with thorough knowledge and time to give it their all. Skimming through in such a situation is not the best strategy to move forward.
Not Marking Hazardous Materials
Hazardous materials such as industrial chemicals, asbestos, mercury, and lead are abundant in some older commercial properties. The usage of these items is controlled by local legislation.
A material survey may be required to locate and remove them safely, legally, and professionally (and avoid large fines for noncompliance). By completing this early in the pre-design process, you can make more precise calculations, account for remediation expenses, and create solutions to lower those costs.
Not Abiding By Building or Zonal Laws
The codes have some reason for existing. They are for safeguarding people from potentially dangerous renovations. If you do not follow the codes, you are not only putting the people but yourself and your workers at risk.
Compromise on Quality to Fit the Budget
As important as staying within the budget, lowering the quality of materials just to fit in is a big no-no. Using low-cost materials or using untrained contractors to save up costs you more in the long term.
Quality and durable supplies sometimes cost more but last longer than cheap goods. This certainly will take up a significant portion of your budget, but it will allow you to save money in the long run instead of frequently following repairs.
Skimming Through Office Ergonomics
Ignoring office ergonomics is no joke, as it may cost you your workers’ physical well-being.
An ergonomic assessment helps on an evaluation of possible hazards and offers suggestions of alternatives that will make your office safer and more comfortable for everyone who works there.
Take into account ergonomic variables such as lighting, furniture, and arrangement. You might wish to provide adjustable-height desks or ergonomic office chairs, boosting lighting and ventilation to create a more productive environment.
Aesthetically Pleasing Environment Rather than Practical
The office renovation should be based on practicality and have brilliant aesthetics to grab everyone’s attention. If you focus solely on one, you might end up delivering either a very boring interior or something non-functional.
You do not renovate commercial buildings very often; therefore, thoroughly planning what you need and what might work for years to come is of utmost importance.
At Advance Construction we give in our best effort to bring your vision to life. You can drop by our office at 1135 Grand Central Parkway, Suite 230, Conroe, TX 77304. For more information, dial (936) 521-2446.