At Omni Commercial Group, one of our key principles is to ensure quality for all our projects. We have specialized in commercial construction, tenant finishes, remodels, demolition, and maintenance throughout the Chicagoland area. Commercial construction projects must face budget constraints without compromising quality. One of the key principles to protect quality is with planned execution. Through our experience, here are six ways to cut projects costs without sacrificing quality.

  1. Planned Execution

Planning seems logical, doesn’t it? However, general contractors often put too little time into the actual planning of the project, meaning that quality and cost management can get missed along the way. This can cause changes, delays, and rework. Communication is key between the general contractor and top management who will define the quality to guide the project implementation. Once the goal of the project has been achieved, the scope of work is a key element. The scope of work will define what will and will not be delivered as part of a project, as well as clearly line out the objectives regarding cost and schedule.

  1. Choose the Right Team

It is important to work with a general contractor that has enough experience to professionally handle your project. Experienced general contractors are well versed in working with clients to understand the functionality of space as well as its aesthetics. The general contractor will establish clear communication, coordination, and accountability to team members, and use construction management software to track the project progress.

  1. Construction

Once you have chosen the right team, the general contractor will have their own team of experienced and well-trained carpenters and laborers to complete construction.  For instance, at Omni Commercial Group, our field of employees are union workers who have developed many specialty crafts. Our employees are not only proficient in numerous crafts, but they are also considered experts in their field. Our field employees value safety and strive to complete construction correctly to deliver the highest quality craftmanship to our clients.

  1. Quality Control

The scope of work will clearly outline the deliverables for the project, but without careful cost monitoring and a built-in contingency plan, a project could not go as financially planned. Changes and contingencies are inevitable, and they can have a significant impact on the costs and quality. Have a realistic change management process that defines how to handle project changes, who is responsible for them, and discuss how they affect the budget and schedule. That is why our Omni CPM program creates a budget with contingencies built-in, to ensure your space is completed on time, on budget, and as planned.

  1. Adopt Sustainability

Implement energy efficient systems when undertaking commercial projects, this can lead to significant savings! Sustainable features are good for the planet and attract eco-conscious customers. There are many environmentally friendly features to consider adding to your space. Energy efficient HVAC units have a huge positive impact by sealing, insulating, or replacing ducts. With the recent push on sustainability efforts, by creating a healthier space, coupled with key green initiatives, you will cement your building for the future.

At Omni Commercial Group, we prioritize quality through all our planned project phases. Our team is well versed in communicating with clients to bring their vision to fruition. This consistency in our team gives our clients a company they can count on to take pride in their project. If you are looking for a reputable general contractor in Chicago, think Omni Commercial Group. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.