Factors We Consider When Making a Commercial Construction Budget

Author: James Adkins

Factors We Consider When Making a Commercial Construction Budget

Feb 3, 2020 | Commercial Construction

Selecting the parameters of a budget can be tricky, especially for major corporate or business projects such as construction, renovation, or remodeling. Whether your business is looking to remodel an existing building or start from scratch, several components will affect your project’s overall cost. Our team recommends considering the following factors when setting a budget for your next commercial-scale construction project.

Ultimate Goal
The ultimate goal is the most critical component to consider in any project or venture. When making your budget for your company’s plan, consider these questions: What is our ultimate goal? What do we hope to achieve through this process?

When your goal is set, it is easier to accomplish. Knowing the exact terms of your project and what you hope to gain from it will help you construct a step-by-step plan to achieve it, which can make budget planning more specific and precise.

Is it possible to achieve this goal through remodeling?
When considering your ultimate goal, it’s also important to note ways you can save money on your construction project. Consider whether or not your end-goal can be accomplished through less-inexpensive means. Although you are considering a costly construction project, is there an alternative way in which the same goal can be achieved for a lesser price? Remodeling or renovation projects tend to be more cost-effective than total-construction ventures and often can achieve the same ends. Choose what is best for your business as you consider inexpensive alternatives to your company’s original construction plan.

Business’s Income
Your business’s income is crucial to consider when constructing a budget for any commercial or constructive venture. If your business or company makes money on a corporate level, with a steady, high-end income, then your company can allow for more expenses and expand the limits of the budget. If your business, however, is just starting, only operative in a small town, or is still in the process of gaining popularity, your budget’s limits will likely be more confining. While you will probably use a loan to accomplish your business’s construction goal, be sure that your loan amount is proportionate and manageable in comparison to your business’s income. Do not overspend or plan for a budget outside of what your company can manage; doing so is risky, and you may face financial repercussions if your budget is not within reasonable bounds for your company’s situation.

Quality Grade
When selecting materials for your commercial construction plan, consider the quality and pricing. Most luxury materials are ultimately costly and are not necessarily practical for your business’s use. To eliminate excess spending, peruse the market for materials that are low in cost but still have reasonable, durable quality.

Choose a simplistic business style or cut back on detailed spending. While the safety or the reliability of a construction project should never be compromised for low prices, saving money in the final details will lowe the cost of the entire budget. By sacrificing a little bit of that high-end, en vogue quality, you’ll be saving your company money in the long run while still having durable, quality materials.

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James Adkins

22 years in commercial, industrial, and residential construction roles solving a broad array of building, construction and real time application challenges.

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