Category Archives: Starting a Construction Project

Three Common Myths about Construction

Myth #1: I Can Do My Own General Contracting Navigating the commercial construction industry requires years of involvement and significant technical understanding. Does this mean that general contractors have an exhaustive understanding of every trade? No, definitely not to the same degree that subcontractors do. However, there is a reason general contractors are required to be licensed in…
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Preparing for Inclement Weather

While the height of construction season is around the corner, there are still the remaining months of Winter and the upcoming rainstorms and tornadoes of Spring. Mother nature gives us beautiful, sunny days, but she's also unpredictable. When it comes to executing a construction project, weather is one of the most notorious factors that causes…
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Starting a Construction Project: Permit Considerations

When beginning a commercial construction project, it is uncommon to be able to break ground and get started immediately. The vast majority of commercial projects require you, or your general contractor, to apply for a permit from local municipalities. Depending on the project’s scope and location, the complexity and requirements of the permit will vary.…
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A League of Their Own

Reasons to Not Be Your Own General Contractor  Maybe there's no crying in baseball, but tears are shed in construction. Don't get in over your head by assuming you know the ins and outs of commercial development, and don't be your own GC! Commercial projects require scheduling precision, hardball deadlines, and sizable risk. Here are…
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