Is your general contractor capable of progressive construction?

By: Construction DesignWorks, LLC
contractors in Kansas City
contractors in Kansas City
SHAWNEE, Kan. - Sept. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- Look for flexible contractors in Kansas City

By Scott Hamele, DBIA President and founder of Construction DesignWorks, LLC and Nationwide Commercial Inspections, LLC

As a building owner, your new investment property may not be feasible to build if you aren't able to construct it in phases. Identifying a general contractor (GC) capable of progressive construction might be your only option. Whether your general contractor specializes in commercial tenant construction (white box construction) or ground-up projects, identifying flexible contractors in Kansas City that will be open to a phased approach is critical.

Lenders are always cautious in loaning money for 100% of the development and construction costs unless there are executed commitments and leases in hand. And even then, the tenants must be financially sound and pass due diligence to establish commercial credit that considers the tenants' balance sheet, prospect of a long-term success, as well as age and history of the company.

In new building construction (ground-up (, there are some logical starting and stopping points to consider whereby you will not be paying a premium for the overall building costs by stretching out the overall schedule. There is no arguing that producing a new building in one continuous phase is more economical and efficient. However, design, project management (, construction, budgets and contracts can be uniquely created by progressive construction (phased project).

There are no set rules or number of phases progressive construction should include. It's all based on when the approved funds are available. However, there needs to be special consideration to critical milestones that will not be jeopardized as explained in phase 5, building envelope. Not all builders and/or general contractors in Kansas City will accept a multi-phased project as it affects the scheduling of their workforce. So if you formed a phased project due to funding restrictions, interview your builder to see if they are flexible and will consider progressive construction and the practical and financial effects it will have on your particular project.

About Construction DesignWorks, LLC

Construction DesignWorks uses its hands-on approach and design and construction expertise to create and develop a winning design-build ( team that is specialized for each customer. Their complete turnkey building solutions align with the unique business needs of various types of real estate. Construction DesignWorks, LLC is located at 6657 Woodland Drive in Shawnee, Kansas. If you are looking for contractors in Kansas City or for more information about interior design-build, call (913) 745-4727 or visit their website

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