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3 most common obstacles in commercial construction projects

As with any large-scale commercial construction project, you may encounter obstacles along the way toward achieving your final vision. Luckily, you and your builder or design-build team can take steps to prevent or eliminate these issues.


Before you can bypass these hurdles, the first step, of course, is identifying what those trouble spots are. To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together a list of the most common obstacles encountered in commercial construction as well as suggestions for how to avoid them completely or deal with them strategically when they crop up.


Construction Delays for Your Commercial Construction Project

You want it when?! If only commercial construction projects always went as planned. Unfortunately, encountering challenges that can cause delays are common. But you don’t have to fall victim to delays; by selecting the right team, you’ll increase your chances of hitting that all-important deadline. When you select a design-build construction team as your partner in commercial construction, you’ll notice a difference in how smoothly projects progress. When the entire team from start to finish is on the same page, delays are virtually eliminated. And because everyone’s working together, project phases can run concurrently. With design-build, your team has control over the most common factors that contribute to construction delays.


Of course, if challenges arise that threaten delays, ask your design-build construction team to engage in efforts to eliminate and/or minimize delays. Your design-builder’s ability to leverage collaboration between design, project management and on-site construction personnel can oftentimes be effective in eliminating and/or minimizing delays.


Old Blueprints of Your Commercial Construction that Won’t Go Away

If you’re working with subcontractors, there’s always a risk that an old set of blueprints will somehow get into their hands. The result can be a nightmare. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to make sure all drawings, addendums and bulletins are dated & understand the process the builder you select utilizes to prevent this obstacle. We utilize state of the art technology to ensure all subcontractors utilizes the latest set of plans.

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