Building during the design phase of a construction project has never been easier — or more efficient.
Though relatively new in the United States, precast concrete is quickly revolutionizing the fast-track design-build construction process. Precast increases speed of construction, while providing high quality, design and aesthetic flexibility, durability and energy efficiency.
It’s a well-known and uncomfortable spot — the one between a rock and a hard place. Unfortunately, project owners who choose traditional construction often find themselves stuck there.
Their project was designed over budget, and now it sits in rebidding purgatory as the deadline for completion quickly approaches. Delays and rising costs create tension between the owner, contractor and design team, and risk significantly increases — with the project owner not knowing who will claim responsibility.
If you're deeply engaged in a construction process and your goals and deadlines are not being met, ask yourself a few key questions.
1. Are you spending too much time getting your contractor to listen to your requirements and respond with a complete proposal?