Construction Supervision: Peek at a Project
PEEK AT A PROJECT
Construction Supervision: That mysterious part of a remodel or new construction project that homeowners don’t fully understand unless they’ve done it before. What goes on in this absolutely necessary phase of a project? Well, I’m glad you asked. Let’s demystify it, shall we? Read on!
We are in the Construction Supervision phase of a new construction home in Linden Hills. This blog will show you what we’ve been up to.
Checking for Accurate Execution of the Design
Part of Construction Supervision is checking that all work has been executed according to the design and written specifications. As installations occurred, LiLu visited the site to check wall and cabinetry paint colors.
We did discover a room had been painted the wrong color! Luckily it was just one coat. The specifications were correct, someone on the painting crew just made a small mistake. No harm, no foul here. Since it was caught early, no one had to worry over lost labor costs.
We also visited the site to check on the electrical wiring after that was complete. We discovered a ceiling soffit we didn’t know about which caused us to need to change our ceiling mounted light fixture choice.
Dealing with last-minute, on-site changes
After seeing their bedroom in the framing phase, our clients decided they wanted to vault the bedroom ceiling. They communicated this change to their contractor, but the drawings did not reflect this modification. After the dry walling phase, we checked out the vaulted ceiling. We were able to recognize immediately that there was a conflict between the ceiling vault and the ceiling fixture we had selected before this change was made. The problem was easily fixable- the contractor needed to add a drywall box at the center of the vault so the fixture had a flat surface to mount to. And we avoided any additional costs for repainting because the issue was caught right away.
Easing client anxiety
We made a couple site visits to check on things just because the client wanted reassurance that they were correct as specified. Let’s face it, there is always some level of stress associated with this type of project. Clients have a lot of time and money invested in the success of the project.
Want to see a few of our new construction and remodel projects? Check them out here:
St. Paul Home Remodel
Contemporary Bathroom Remodel
New Construction Cabin
New Construction Vacation Home