When business owners get bids for commercial renovation projects or new construction, budget is almost always a major concern. And, while most responsible business people will look to save money when it’s practical, there is a right way and wrong way to approach potential cost savings. The decisions you make upfront will have a huge impact on the quality and value of the finished product, and cutting corners can come with many hidden, additional costs that you may not have considered.
Here are some of the common ways that people cut corners on commercial construction projects and the potential problems that can result.
Our annual meeting is a time for The Builders Association to present yearly reports and welcome incoming officers and Executive Committee members.
Like most things in life, when it comes to your commercial construction project, you generally get what you pay for. While you may be tempted to jump at the lowest bid for your project, doing so can result in hidden costs, such as delays and mistakes that can drastically affect the final pricing. However, you also want to ensure that the price you’re being quoted is a fair one and not arbitrarily high due to unreasonable markups on material and labor.
So, when comparing general contractor bids, how do you make a decision on construction services that keep your job costs to a minimum while delivering the results you want? It’s critical to understand that the cheapest bid price isn’t necessarily the best bid. Read more
When it comes to commercial projects, time is usually of the essence. Completing the project in a timely manner can be critical to the organization that has commissioned it, and construction delays can have a major impact on operations and profitability.
Potential project delays can stem from a wide variety of root causes, and if not addressed properly and efficiently, they can get out of hand quickly. Long lead times and construction cost overruns are the last things a business owner wants to deal with when thinking about the investment in their facility.
Most project managers and stakeholders would rather avoid any significant delays in the construction process altogether. While some unforeseen obstacles may be beyond a commercial contractor‘s control, many common construction delays can be prevented by making the right decision in the early stages of the project schedule. Read more
The Builders Association of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania will convene for its next membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The meeting will be held at the Avalon Grand Resort in Warren, Ohio and is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.
Ohio EPA’s Compliance Assistance Conference has gone virtual and is currently taking place Sept. 21 through Oct. 8, 2020.
There’s no need to travel – sit back, relax, and enjoy a front-row seat while we bring the experts to you. Although our methods may have changed, Ohio EPA remains committed to assisting businesses, communities, and environmental professionals with their environmental compliance needs. Read more
In the ever-changing landscape that is the battle against the novel coronavirus, the CDC and OSHA have published workplace guidelines, and also recommend individual companies develop their own “infectious disease preparedness and response plan” to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread on construction sites. Read more
The Builders held the Annual Golf Outing at the fabulous Trumbull Country Club this year. Golf teams were greeted with a beautiful day on the links complemented by sunshine and clear skies.
If you’ve ever been involved with a commercial construction project, you can probably appreciate the important role of a commercial general contractor. Whether you’re renovating an office building or planning a new construction facility, the right contractor can make all the difference.
As a business owner or project manager, you don’t want to spend countless hours studying building codes and zoning regulations, or chasing down permits throughout the various stages of construction. That’s where the general contractor comes in. Their job is to oversee and coordinate the wide range of tasks and responsibilities required for the successful completion of the project.
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