The waterfront entertainment redesign and rebuild is taking shape! We shared a bit of the beginnings of this job last month and are proud to show & share more in terms of the progress being made. There are also a few insights about timing that would be helpful for you to know too.
It’s been a few weeks since we covered the initial story about this waterfront redesign and rebuild project. Once the walls go up, it’s easier to see what’s coming and also what still needs to be done. Right from this post, I’ll bet you can name at least 6 things that need to be completed and taken care of without even being in the design/build industry.
You can see the walkway connecting the main house on the left to the double ensuite in-the-making that’s front and center (ish). This was all foundation work when we last talked about it.
Let’s talk timing
Construction projects of all kinds happen all over the city. Residential, commercial, remodels, additions. Loads of work. Have you noticed that some projects move faster than others? You may wonder why the paces of projects seem so…well, different.
Part of it has to do with the scope of the project. From a pedestrian’s point of view, we’re never really going to know what the entire project consists of. We can make guesses about what we think is included, but if we’re not “in” on the project, we’re just never going to know.
Another element is the overall cost of the project. I’m sure no one will be surprised or take offense when I share that budgets vary widely …for all kinds of projects. The budget may dictate the quality of the fixtures, appliances and customizations but a budget can also quicken the speed at which a project gets done. From an outsider’s view, this is another speculation.
Yet another element that may affect the speed at which a project gets completed is really for restorations, remodels and redesigns and it has to do with findings. There are occasions where a design/build contractor finds (or uncovers, or discovers) something that needs addressing before any more work can continue. It could be water damage, infestation or some other unpleasantness that will slow or halt a project.
For your reference, this is what the main house construction was looking like last month:
There are other reasons for the variations in timing, but those are a few of the main ones: Scope, budget and findings.
Jobs are as different and varied as people. It’s part of what we love about design / build…and redesign / rebuild.
Here’s to a warm & joyful Fall to you and yours!