Archive for May, 2009

Construction Time

May 30, 2009

There is a big difference between regular time and “construction time.” It’s not unusual for a component of your project to take a month when it was previously planned to require a week. It is imperative that you ask your contractor up front for a detailed timeline and make sure there is plenty of padding built into the schedule for contingencies. Following are just a few examples of factors that can throw a construction schedule completely off track.



Negotiating with your Contractor

May 15, 2009

You wouldn’t enter into an important business deal without a contract. It is absolutely imperative that you finalize a written agreement with your contractor, sometimes referred to as a work authorization, prior to beginning construction. Although contracts of this nature can vary greatly in terms of lengths and formats, there are a number of key elements that should be included for your protection.