Commercial construction includes a broad range of structures in the industry. One of them is the building or remodeling of schools. Such an undertaking always requires qualified, licensed and insured commercial contractors. Once you’ve secured the right contractor, what steps should you take before you begin?
Ensure Your Preliminary Paperwork Is In Order
First, you must understand everything that is required to build a school. What are the rules and what permissions are required? What codes need to be satisfied? Have you secured all of the documents needed to indicate that you have the right to build a school? In addition, have you made a copy of the contractor’s insurance certificate and other permits?
Present A Written Detailed Description Of What You’d Like Accomplished
When hiring a construction company, you will have completed one or more consultations related to how you would like the school built. During these meetings, you will also receive recommendations from the contractor as to the best way to approach the project. Before the building is to begin, ensure that everyone is “on the same page.” The vision you have for the school should be the same vision the construction company has for the school.
Decide On A Payment Schedule
Commercial construction is often a costly endeavor. Some customers are in a position to pay a company in one lump sum. However, many more require payment plans. Before work is begun on constructing the school, agree on a payment schedule. Will you be paying monthly, in a series of payments, or will you be paying for the construction all at once? These details need to be solidified before day one of the construction.
Determine How You Will Handle Disputes
Although you have taken the steps to hire a qualified, professional contractor, there’s no guarantee that a dispute won’t happen. Know before the building begins how you will handle such disputes. Have the information in writing along with the rest of your paperwork.
Make Copies Of The Contracts And Have Them Signed By All Parties
All contracts created between you and the commercial contractors should be signed by all sides involved. Then, after contracts are signed, copies should be made of all documents and stored in a safe place, such as a safe deposit box.
Take The Necessary Steps to Satisfy All Safety Precautions
The building of a school is an important construction job. All steps must be taken to ensure individual’s safety, both on the site and around the site. In addition, all steps must be taken to protect the property of people living near the structure. All reputable companies in the industry are familiar with safety precautions and will take every necessary step to ensure all safety measures are satisfied.
Building a school is not only an exciting endeavor, it’s a noble one and a benefit to the nurturing of education. Work with a qualified contractor and ensure that you’ve followed all of the necessary steps leading up to the construction.