Spring Into Construction Planning for Your School
The year is flying by, and it’s hard to believe that we are already in the month of March. With spring just around the corner, it is important for your school or organization to stay ahead of the curve and begin planning for any necessary building expansion or additional construction that your campus may need.
Preparing your plans ahead and getting the ball rolling will always benefit you in the long run. Just as procrastination for your students lead to poor test grades or lack of academic improvement, the same principles could be applied to your construction project. Early planning not only gives you peace of mind, but it can have many other positive effects as well.
Here are 5 key benefits of planning your construction project in the spring season:
- Get Ahead of the Building Rush
Although modular buildings are available to be built year-round in manufacturing facilities, ideal weather is still desirable for the on-site foundation work. Because of this, summer months can be exceptionally busy for all types of construction industries, not just modular. As the summer months approach, building contractors and construction companies will become incredibly busy. If you choose to begin your construction plans in the spring, you can avoid the competition from other schools and industries that are also requesting additional space.
- Contractor Availability
By getting your project prepared in the spring, this not only gives you time to compare price quotes, but you will also have an easier time solidifying your contractor of choice. The early spring months are usually an ideal time to reach out to the personnel you will need before their time becomes limited and perhaps even more costly. Not only this, but if they have fewer projects going on simultaneously, then that means that you will have more of their undivided attention and availability.
- Pricing and Accessibility
Not only is contractor availability more likely in the spring, but it will also be easier for you to obtain permits for your construction project, as well as receive better pricing. As demand for construction increases in the summer months, costs tend to rise also. If you begin your project earlier than the anticipated demanding months, you will be more likely to save a few pennies and meet your budgetary needs. “Better late than never” does not particularly apply to business. If you want a reputable contractor and the lowest possible pricing, it’s better to be early.
- Allow for Hiccups
If you begin your project in the spring, then this extends your building season if need be. Unexpected complications are certainly a possibility for any construction project, and by extending your building season you are ensuring that any potential setbacks, delays, or complications will most likely not affect your anticipated date for occupancy. Because of this, you can breathe easier knowing that you planned ahead and allotted enough time for yourself and your construction team.
- Faster Occupancy
If you are a school, then your construction needs are likely for increased student-enrollment. That means that you’d probably prefer to have your new facility ready by the time the 2019 school year begins in the early fall.
If you begin your modular building construction in the spring, then it is more than likely to be completed by the summer months. This provides you with plenty of time to have your classrooms ready for the fall semester.
The purpose of this post is simply to highlight the importance of proper planning and the benefits that it can provide for you and your organization. Modular construction is available year-round, and ultimately it is up to your specific time frame and when your need for space arises.
There is no substitute for proper preparation. We’ve all heard the saying, “the early bird gets the worm” and the same can be said for your school’s building project. We should all plan for success.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you plan your next modular building construction project! (877) 438-8627.