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4 Steps To Planning A Successful Building Project

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Pre-construction preparation may seem like a waste of time for some constructors. However, in order to produce a quality, functional product, the pre-construction phase becomes the most important part of the project. If you do not plan well in advance, you may end up wasting even more time with budget constraints and poor designers. A good pre-construction plan can be compared to a good foundation of a building, which is necessary for the success of your building project. For successful construction projects, you need to invest in the following pre-construction steps. Fortunately, Miller Architects and Builders can help with every step along the way.

  1. Find a Design-Build Professional

For quality design and construction, Miller Architects and Builders is the obvious choice. We will help you come up with a comprehensive plan and scope of work. Our architectural design services, combined with our construction management services makes for an exceptional delivery every time. We are experienced and professional, and most importantly, we will work hard to understand your project goals to deliver an exceptional outcome.

  1. Come Up With a Plan

This “plan” falls into the pre-construction phase. The initial planning will determine the scope of the project, including the project’s size, budget, and type of construction necessary to reach the building goals. This will include initial design schemes produced by our architects, and budget spreadsheets produced by your project manager. This phase could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on your specified requirements.

  1. Get the Permits

For every building project, you will be required to have specific building and operating permits before we can start construction. The amount of time it takes to obtain permits will depend on where you are located and the type of projects you intend to construct. Since you cannot start the construction without a permit, we will help you determine the approximate length of time it will take to obtain the necessary permits.

  1. Sign the Contract

Once the initial pre-construction meetings are complete and the budget is determined, our construction managers will write up an official construction contract for you to sign. This is the final stage of pre-construction.

At Miller Architects and Builders, we treat each project with the individual attention it deserves. Our team is made of experienced, talented, and professional architects and builders that can design and build any project, complex as they may seem. Our services include perfecting architectural designs, design-build, pre-construction management, and construction management at-risk.

For more information about our pre-construction services, contact our design-build professionals at 320.251.4109, or email us at