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So, you’re considering a building project. You’ll find out rather quickly that a lot of work goes into projects like these. Even with careful planning and skilled specialty building consultants in Denver, it’s easy to get lost in the mix. Getting it done right should be your first priority, and you should consider hiring a building consultant or a contractor to achieve this.

Contractor vs. Consultant

When you have a project that you would like to have built, you will typically hire a consultant from an engineering firm to complete the project. The concept, planning, construction, and design development all begin before the construction and implementation. The consultants are experts that conceptualize what you have in mind, and are involved in the project design and management aspects of all the construction work. The consultant will most likely team up with electrical or structural/civil/mechanical engineers, site architects, civil or resident engineers, and even project managers. This design team’s purpose is to conceptualize what the client is aiming for. Architects will usually prepare sketches, plans or even perspectives with a 3D view of the project. After the architects are finished, the structural engineers will continue the design and then bring in the documentation, submissions, approval and permits for the building project. These highly trained specialty building consultants in Denver are involved from start to finish. They work in a precise and organized manner, with you in the forefront. 

Contractors will come in after the building permit has been issued by the authority. Contractors will have to go through a bidding process by submitting the quotations and project proposal (to be selected by the consultant) before the project can begin. Consultants provide the supervision and management of the contractors. However, contractors are completely responsible for their construction team and implementing improved construction drawings. Contractors are responsible for their team and oversee all that goes into the building project. This team is composed of MEP engineers, site civil, site architects, architectural and structural draftsmen, as well as safety engineers, project managers and residential engineers. They’re also responsible for finding the right material suppliers and subcontractors. These two specialty construction elements can be piling contractors, facade and glazing, and even steel contractors.

The Chicken or the Egg: Who Should I Hire First?

With the above information in mind, you can see how these career titles differ. In short, your specialty building consultants in Denver help you choose the best contractor for your building project. They go hand in hand,  and are both equally as important in finishing the job correctly. It’s vital to have a consultant work with you first, in order to find the best experienced contractor team. When a consultant and contractor work together, they are the glue that makes your building project stick together for years to come.

Are you ready to fine tune your next building project? Perhaps this is your first construction project and you need guidance. At Carter Construction Consulting, they take your building project to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in residential construction, their strong work ethic and eye for detail has offered clients the most  effective solutions when constructing their home. They offer appraisals and contract claims as well as construction litigation support, so you know what you’re getting from start to finish. Contact our office today for more information.

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