HOW TO WORK WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
IF YOU’VE NEVER WORKED WITH ARCHITECTS OR CONTRACTORS BEFORE... you can take some comfort from the realization that you are not alone. Others have been in your situation with assignments to complete and projects to build, and have not only managed to understand the construction industry but have also learned to engage construction professionals and direct their work with significant success. The construction industry often seems confusing, intimidating, and impossible to fully understand. And it can be all of those things, and more. It is not only the design or construction process itself that is difficult but even those first beginning steps of deciding who to hire, when, and why. How do you begin to deal with an industry as complex as the construction industry with its myriad numbers of independent contractors and specialized trades? The following summary of some basic building strategies should be useful to anyone who finds himself asking that most basic of all questions:
“Now what do I do?