Getting Started On a Construction ProjectI don’t know about you, but I can tell you that for me, getting started on a construction project can be a stressful time. You can ease up into it or jump onto it with both feet, or dither along for years always promising yourself that you will start when you have all the bases 100% covered. The best way to reduce the stress of starting a project is to have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. My intent is to familiarize you with the basic requirements of getting started and hopefully reduce the jitters of starting a new project. It can be a small house remodel or a five story hotel; but you will find that in getting started there will be basic similarities and when you are familiar with these similarities you will be better prepared to deal with the challenges of starting a new project. You start a construction project with an,” IDEA.” When you think about this, all projects have begun as an idea. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to build a skyscraper or a kitchen addition you will start with an idea. From the birth of the idea will flow basic steps you need to take, for your idea to become a reality. If you are thinking of building a hotel you know that you will need land, and various approvals from different agencies. You will also need some initial rough drawings which show what you are proposing to build.
Depending upon the city you live in, you may need this basic information to find out if permits are required for your kitchen addition. Most city, state or county building departments will accept hand drawings which show the finished project you have envisioned. And for both ideas you will need Money to transform your ideas into hard reality. Money to buy the land, Money to buy materials, and Money to pay the contractors, unless you do all of the work yourself. Construction is a function of Money and always will be
Here is a rough outline of what you would need to start a hotel.
A kitchen addition might require similar needs to start:
Copyright Peter K. Zeller, 2010