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Starting a commercial construction project can seem daunting, but with the right preparation it doesn’t have to be. In this blog post, we will share four steps for starting your project and provide tips from the experts at Neenan Archistruction® to guide you. If you’re ready to start your project and you want to partner with a team of trusted architects, designers, and builders, get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation!

Do Your Research

If you’ve decided to build a new commercial building, we strongly suggest doing your research to make the process as smooth as possible. The first step in any construction project is planning, and it’s important to do your research for two key reasons:

  • To ensure the building is functional and will meet your business needs.
  • To determine if you have enough capital to complete the project. This includes determining how much the entire project will cost, as well as how long it will take to complete.

There are a lot of factors to consider when planning a construction project, and doing your research early on can help you avoid costly mistakes later down the road.

Find an Architect

Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to find an architect. An architect will help take your plans from concept to reality, and will be with you every step of the way. Not only that, but they can help you design a building that meets your needs and stays within your budget. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an architect:

  • Look for someone with experience in commercial construction projects.
  • Make sure the architect is licensed in your state.
  • Check references and read reviews from past clients.
  • Ask to view their portfolio to see their work.

Prepare a Budget

The next step is to prepare a budget. This will help ensure you have enough capital to complete the project, as well as determine how long it will take to finish. It’s important to remember that your budget should include more than just the cost of construction — you’ll also need money for permits, taxes, fees, and emergency expenses.

Search for a Site

The next step is to find a good site. This is important because you want to make sure your building will be in an area that’s accessible for customers and employees. Also, look into the zoning laws in your area, as well as any easements that may affect the property. There are a few things to keep in mind when searching for a site:

  • Make sure the property is large enough to accommodate your building.
  • Check to see if the site is in a flood zone.
  • Make sure the site has access to utilities such as water, sewer, and electricity.

We hope this guide has been helpful and that you feel more prepared to start your commercial construction project. For more tips and advice, be sure to check out our other blog posts, and connect with the Neenan team to schedule a consultation for your next project!