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  • Writer's pictureBrad Bollman

Planning Matters

We recently got a call from a manufacturing company that had just secured a large contract with a new client. This naturally means that they will need to add on to their building. The good news is that they have land adjacent to their existing plant, the bad news is the land is covered in trees and has about a 25 foot elevational difference. They had done some “pre-planning” of their own and decided they had plenty of land for the building addition, however they failed to fully identify the constraints of their site. If you don’t identify constraints early, they will normally come back to bite you in the end.

As we have said many times, all projects have three parts – Planning, Detail Design, and Construction. It is our belief that planning is the key to any successful project. A well planned project considers all the constraints that will be present before, during, and after the project.

By identifying possible constraints early on, working with them, and managing them during the planning phase you will not have the problem this building owner has. So the question is “Do you want to be Proactive or Reactive?” The correct answer is Proactive, as this allows for a much smoother project and better end result.

Engage the constraints before it is too late. Call or email us, we would love to help you be proactive on your next project.


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