The bigger the construction project on which you embark, the more opportunities there are for something to go wrong somewhere down the line.
Proper management of your crew is essential to your construction company's bottom line. But because you can't be everywhere at all times, you have to make sure that you hire the right people for supervisory positions.
Construction disputes can be the bane of a contractor's existence. These disputes can arise from subcontractors failing to comply with the agreed-upon specifications with the project, supply-chain delays or many other factors.
Every contractor has a horror story about working with micromanaging clients who need almost daily reassurance that the project is chugging along seamlessly. Clients who need a lot of handholding and updating can actually slow a project down considerably. After all, for every call that you return, that's minutes diverted from your supervision of the project — and those minutes add up.
There are a lot of contractors in South Florida, and some are definitely more successful than others. But just what rubric determines the success or failure of a contractor?
A South Florida homeowner hires you to oversee a major renovation project. At first, all appears to be fine between you and the clients. But as time passes, you begin to question your decision to sign a contract with the homeowners.
Florida contractors must remain in compliance at all times with both federal and state regulations regarding the removal and disposal of asbestos during renovations and other projects.
South Florida contractors are likely familiar with the problem of a subcontractor or other party involved in a construction project who is woefully behind schedule and hangs up the project for those crews working on a build or remodel with them.
In the words of one anonymous British humorist, "Oral agreements aren't worth the paper they're not written on." Those tongue-in-cheek words could come back to haunt you if you are not careful.
According to the state Department of Transportation (FDOT), there are three construction firms on their short list to design and construct the $814 million bridge over Old Tampa Bay. The span will be adjacent to the present I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge linking St. Petersburg with Tampa.