When was the last time you were late for something? Depending on whether you’re a Type A or Type B personality, your answer could range from “I’m never late,” to “Define late.” A German and a Puerto Rican will certainly have different opinions on that definition.
That said, when you a planning a construction project, it’s essential that it’s finished on schedule. At the end of the day, if it’s too delayed, it will likely affect your profit margins; and you’ll have to pay your workers for the additional time. So how can you ensure that the project moves forward like a well-oiled machine?
Hire an Owner’s Representative
While this project may have been your idea, your baby, your golden ticket, you also have to keep things in perspective. Everyone on your team has a stake on a successful completion: architects, project managers, contractors, sub-contractors, and construction workers are all looking to make a profit. The problem is that with so many hands in the pot, it’s easy to pass the buck and blame someone else when things don’t go according to plan.
This is where an Owner’s Representative would come in handy.
Holding Everyone Accountable
An Owner’s Representative will ensure there’s a team dynamic and will carefully document individual obligations, commitments, and costs. This encourages a collaborative approach and ensures that everyone has clear expectations as to their duties. We’ll also monitor the entire process and keep track of what’s been already done and what still needs to be accomplished. And to give you peace of mind, we’d also keep you posted of all developments and facilitate communications between you and the team.
Having clear expectations that are not open to interpretation is essential to keep things cohesive and on track to be finished on schedule.
Ensuring Fairness to Everyone
As previously mentioned, there are several business interests within your project; and ensuring fairness to everyone means that the project will run smoothly. Who wants to be held up by petty arguments, misunderstandings, and/or litigation? Someone who doesn’t have an Owner’s Representative; that’s who.
As experts in all construction related fields, we have realistic expectations of how long each project should take, and provide ample time for everyone involved to get their job done. We can also foresee potential issues before they arise and plan accordingly.
Don’t roll the dice with your bottom line. Make sure everything stays on schedule and according to plan by having an experienced Owner’s Representative on your side. InVision Advisors are here to help. Contact us to get started.