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The phases of new construction


Construction is a long and complicated process that involves many different contracted specialists. Often there can be communication and coordination issues that lead to delays, high costs, and waste. With developers such as Fortress Home, that problem is eliminated through employing specialists that have optimized their team dynamics through the years. Understanding the phases of a new construction project is critical in maintaining peace of mind as you wait for your house to be ready.



Initiation

The project starts with the identification of the objective, followed by the feasibility assessment. Multiple factors are considered, including the neighborhood's nature, intended use (mixed, commercial or residential), current housing demand in the area, and other factors. Once approved, a project manager is appointed to implement the ideas by focusing on the major deliverables and coordinating the participating teams.



Planning

The major deliverables are used as the focal point of developing a detailed plan on the work to be done, the resources required, and the execution strategy. Here, the project milestones are identified to make it easy to track and assess the progress at any point. The budget is a crucial element of the planning process. The project manager details the estimates for materials, labor, equipment, inspectors, and the necessary permits.





The developer will offer the client an opportunity to request some modifications before the finishes are added.






Execution


The idea is actualized with all the specialists (the architects, vendors, fabricators, constructors, designers, engineers, and others) coordinating their efforts to build the desired house. This implementation phase involves making adjustments as appropriate when variances not accounted for in the plan arise. Consistent monitoring ensures that the milestones are met, and every detail of the plan is addressed. Corrective measures are taken when any of the specialists deviate from the plan.



Performance and Monitoring

This part of the process takes place concurrently with the execution stage. The milestones are used to track whether the project is on schedule. Monitoring occurs with a close examination of every element of the building to ensure it meets the construction plan's standards.



Completion/Closing

At this point, the bulk of the work has been completed. It can be easily compared to the plan to see that the idea was implemented correctly. The developer will offer the client an opportunity to request some modifications before the finishes are added. The client is then presented with the available finishes and fittings options. Once they make their selections, the developer will add the final touches to the house in anticipation of handing it over to the client. Just before the project is handed over, the developer will handle the final cleanup and await the results of various inspections required for approvals and certifications to be issued. At this point, the house should be ready for the client.






Fortress Home minimizes the chances of a lack of team synergy derailing your construction project by retaining skilled experts to handle all aspects of the process. All the information about the project is centralized since only one project manager has oversight authority. Reach out for details on how we can ease your mind while we get your house ready.



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