Choosing a construction company for that dream structure that you have conceptualized can be quite a challenge. With a plethora of construction companies with similar offers,the task is even more daunting. Regardless of the size of the project, the choice of a construction company requires careful considerations. What then are the things to look out for when choosing a construction company?
Construction expert at ITB Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Ramzi Chidiac shares eight major factors to look out for when choosing a construction company:
Quality in construction relates toquality in materials and workmanship.It relates to meeting all standards specified in the contract and the use of the right technology. A construction company to look out for is one that ensures total quality control and assurance. A look into the past and ongoing projects of a company will provide insight into its quality of work.
- Technology Advancement:
Technological advancement has affected the construction industry in terms of building structures, equipment, materials used, project management and more. Technology makes a huge difference in the output of a structure and any construction company you decide to choose should be one that evolves with technological advancements. How technologically advanced a construction company is will greatly determine the results of past, present and future projects.
- Budget Consideration
A company that is considerate of their client’s budget and can remain innovative and maintain quality within the budget is another consideration. Whether a low or high budget, a construction company should be able to provide an appealing aesthetic surpassing the client’s plan.Ensure that the Company clearly outlines its payment processes and would not stop work abruptly.
Transparency is one of the factors to consider. It can be defined as the ability of a production process to communicate with people. It is a move from the usual silent production process to a more communicative one. Transparency enhances liability mitigation. The basics of transparency mean sharing information, whether it is good or bad, and keeping the lines of communication open at all times. When a construction company is transparent, it signals honesty and helps a client trust in them.
- Good Work Relationship and Rapport
A good working relationship between a company and its engineers, planners, builders and every other personnel is actually a plus because this would enhance the overall task, as it would be performed at its best.
In addition, the client and the construction company would spend a lot of time together during the cause of the construction building; it would be of high necessity if the two parties were compatible. An ideal construction company should be able to make the client feel comfortable and confident and shouldbe able to complete the job on time and within budget.
Management services is one of the most important aspects of what the business has to offer to the clients. There are so many benefits when it comes to hiring a service that has good management. For one, the techniques used in planning, monitoring, controlling, designingand constructing a project from beginning to the end is determined by how well and efficient a construction company can handle it services and activitiesduring the execution of the project.
- Track Record
Before hiring any construction company, regardless of the size and type of project a client wants to execute, it only makes sense to check referencesand records of accomplishment of this construction company.These could include factors like past projects, period of completion of these projects, supervision of these projects during construction, completion of project within budget and also recommendation and references from other clients and bodies.