It is particularly valuable for building contractors to obtain a renovation checklist for commercial buildings when outlining the renovation of an office or similar structure at the outset of the project. Below you will find some of the crucial points to include in the planning of any renovation for general contractors. Fort Lauderdale contractors might find these insights presented by Danto Builders, especially helpful when planning to begin your next project.


Building Contractors Should Define The Project Goals And Budget 

Seek the viewpoints of those most affected by the renovation, employees or tenants are a good starting point for acquiring data points. These interviews are crucial. Record the desired outcomes of the project, compile a list of the client’s requested improvements, and narrow in on a specified budget. With these critical factors in place, you can begin to work on the next step.


Select The Right Contractor For The Project 

Picking a contractor for your project requires many considerations.  Select a contractor who communicates quickly and does quality work, as opposed to cutting costs for your project.  Seek multiple proposals from general contractors. Fort Lauderdale is a good starting point when beginning your search for the right contractor in your area. Be sure to enquire about all concerns included in the project and its planning: schedules for payment and references of the contractors you interview are examples. Ensure that the contractors are licensed for your project’s location and also look into examples of their past work on similar projects and builds.


Seek Location Information

One of the first things that should be done is to identify any challenging aspects of the location of the project. These could include but are not limited to, issues with zoning, violation of code, or challenging structural problems. Many of these problems may not be immediately apparent to you, so seek the help of your contractor.  Any issues should be identifiable by general contractors. Fort Lauderdale also requires you to be able to insure the property, so be sure to seek out this information as well.


Determine Roles And Process Responsibilities 

Be sure to define who will be responsible for each role in the construction project, whether the project manager, architect, landlord, or tenant.  Assign each task, such as design approval, permits applications, approving alterations, etc., to a specific person working on the project.


Formulate The Contract 

Ensure the contract clarifies all of the agreed-upon roles, payment schedules, future changes, dates when the project will begin and end, and warranties. It is essential that your contract be specific and cover all bases. This protects you, as well as the others that are involved in the process.


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Danto Builders is owned by a 4th generation builder from the Fort Lauderdale area. With hundreds of commercial projects completed, we are the choice in building contractors for your next full service well-planned and on-budget project. Specializing in design build projects, from conception to completion, we love design and are very involved in our community.  Call or visit us today to plan your next renovation or build!