You might have heard that starting a new construction project can be complicated and stressful, but the good news is it doesn't have to be this way! The best way to start a new commercial construction project is by starting off with the basics of getting all your permits, insurance, and materials ready before you begin building. Starting your next construction project off on the right foot will make for fewer headaches during the process!
Assuming you have already chosen the type of business or industry that you will be in and come up with a business plan. The very first step you will need to take is hiring someone to design your plans in order to get your permits.
Hiring a Design Firm
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In addition, you may also have to hire an architect or a civil engineer depending on you project's needs. understandably, these professionals are not cheap, but they are important and will help you be sure that your building's plans meet the necessary requirements.
The next step will be to acquire your building construction permit but don't worry your design firm will know which county/or City your project belongs to and apply for your permits accordingly. If our project is in the City of Houston's jurisdiction you can Visit their permitting website for more info on the necessary specifications that you will need to obtain a permit.
Preparing the full set of drawings and assorted documents required to get a permit can sometimes take several weeks to be done, as well as getting the permit approval that might require minor changes to your designed set of plans so make sure that you include it in your timeline!
Once you have worked with a commercial design firm to put together your plans and you have gotten your permit you can move forward with your project. The next step will be to find a general contractor to carry out your plans.
Hiring General Contractor
Once you have received your plans from your commercial designer and gotten your permit, you will need to find a general contractor. From there, the construction process can commence with ease. A lot of people have difficulty finding a reputable general contractor because they may not know where to start. The best way to hire a general contractor is either by going through your commercial designer to someone they have worked with before or recommend.
Another way that will save you time and money is going to a design and build firm, like Vitruviuss, they will help you in your commercial construction project from the designing to the building phase.
Starting a new commercial construction project can be an exciting and rewarding endeavor. But it’s important to take the right steps in order to ensure that you are not only building your vision but fulfilling legal requirements as well.
With some research and preparation, you should have no trouble getting started on this project with confidence!
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