In a building or renovation project, time is a key constraint. For the homeowner and the building company, time is a valuable resource that has to be conserved to derive maximum value to all parties involved. If not taken care of, time may lead to severe losses.
Moreover, disagreements over the time taken by building and renovation companies may lead to stalled projects. The building company and the project owner need to be on the same page to forestall disputes and losses. This article looks at the factors that influence the time taken in a building or renovation project.
Scope of Work
The time taken by a project will largely depend on the scope of work to be undertaken. A small project or minimal renovation works will consume less time than a massive building operation. Project managers of building companies will guide on the expected time to be taken for a design owing to their experience.
Source of Materials
Building and renovation work use different construction materials and fittings. The source of these materials will have a bearing on the time taken for the project. Some materials may be unavailable locally necessitating the need to import. The logistical demands of importation will, therefore, affect the time in which the project will be completed. While it may be unavoidable, sourcing locally available materials is advisable for time-critical projects.
Time to Obtain Necessary Approvals
For safety purposes, governments require that building and renovations get approved. The process of preparing building plans and documentation may take some time to get the nod. For complex projects, the process may be longer as authorities take their time to assess that the right standards have been met.
Additionally, new buildings and renovations may suffer from aggressive public opposition and court injunctions. For building companies and businesses, getting these obstacles out of the way is costly and time-consuming. This will invariably result in a delayed start leading to a prolonged finishing time.