General Contracting Best Practices – Folium Contracting

General contracting is a crucial aspect of any construction project. It involves overseeing and managing the construction process, ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. As such, it requires a set of best practices that help to ensure success in each project.

Here are some of the best practices for general contracting, interior build outs, remodeling & renovation, and design and build.

General Contracting: When it comes to general contracting, the first step is to ensure that all the relevant permits and licenses are in place. This will help to avoid any legal issues down the line. In addition, the general contractor should also have a comprehensive understanding of the project requirements, budget, and timeline.

Communication is key in general contracting. The contractor should keep all stakeholders informed about the progress of the project, any changes to the scope, and any issues that may arise. This includes the client, subcontractors, suppliers, and any regulatory bodies.

It’s also important to have a well-defined project plan that outlines the timeline, budget, and scope of work. This will help to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings between the various parties involved. The plan should be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that the project stays on track.

Interior Build Outs: Interior build-outs involve constructing the internal spaces of a building. This can include installing walls, floors, ceilings, electrical and plumbing systems, and other fixtures. It’s important to have a clear understanding of the client’s requirements and vision for the space. This will help to ensure that the finished product meets their expectations. The contractor should work closely with the client to select appropriate materials and finishes that will complement the design.

A well-planned layout is essential for a successful interior build-out. The contractor should work with an experienced architect or interior designer to develop a layout that maximizes the available space and meets the client’s needs. The layout should be reviewed and adjusted as necessary throughout the construction process to ensure that it meets the project’s objectives.

Remodeling & Renovation: Remodeling and renovation projects involve updating and modernizing existing buildings or spaces. This can include installing new fixtures, upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, and updating finishes. It’s important to thoroughly evaluate the existing structure before beginning any renovation work. This will help to identify any potential issues or challenges that may arise during the construction process. The contractor should work with an experienced architect or structural engineer to identify any potential issues and develop solutions.

Design & Build: Design and build projects involve the construction of a new building from scratch. The contractor is responsible for both the design and construction aspects of the project. It’s important to work closely with the client to develop a clear understanding of their requirements and vision for the building. The contractor should work with an experienced architect to develop a design that meets the client’s needs while staying within the project’s budget.

Quality control is critical in design and build projects. At Folium Contracting, we work closely with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that all materials and fixtures meet the project’s specifications. We also regularly review the construction process to identify and address any potential issues before they become significant problems.

Admin | Contributing Writer

Fall 2023

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