With winter already having set in, it can seem like spring is eons away! The cold temperatures and tons of Minnesota snow certainly can make it feel as though warm weather will never come. You may feel that all of your springtime obligations and responsibilities can be put safety on the backburner for now.
However, we at Miller Architects and Builders of Saint Cloud are here to advise otherwise—at least when it comes to commercial construction and architectural design services. In our line of work, spring and summer are considered the busy seasons, meaning that your construction project management company of choice is likely to be booked.
However, you may also ask if there’s anything that can even be done in the dead of winter, when it comes to starting the construction project of your dreams. Read on to discover the truth, straight from a construction management company.
Commercial construction isn’t a one-and-done process. Often, there are dozens of stages that a project goes through, from the architectural design to the budget planning. The actual, physical construction part only comprises a small portion of it!
While it’s possible to do physical construction work in the wintertime, it’s important to think about all the preliminary work that can be done during this time too, such as:
● Finding a construction management company and approach that works for you. Have you done your research? Lined up the pros and cons of every company you’ve stumbled upon? How about considered whether or not at-risk construction management is the right approach for you? There are countless facets to consider before you even hop into the preliminary stages of construction; it’s best to get started now.
● Securing the perfect location. This isn’t as easy as finding a vacant lot! You’ll need to make sure that the location you have in mind fits within your city’s zoning regulations for your business’s type. If it doesn’t, you might need to apply for a zoning permit in order to build there. If navigating that process seems a little overwhelming, hiring a design professional like those at Miller Architects and Builders can help.
● Setting the design plans in stone. Cold weather doesn’t need to stymie the creative process. If you haven’t yet, begin to work with your architect and get those design plans ready to go. This process can take weeks, as the architect might need to revise plans to get the approval of local jurisdictions.