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6 Stages Involved In Construction Project

6 Stages Involved In Construction Project

To ensure a good end, specific steps and procedures must be implemented at every phase of a construction project, from the basic to the most complicated.

The size, number of stakeholders engaged, budget, and delivery date of building projects can all vary. Regardless of the circumstances, a construction project is usually a lengthy and demanding task.

Here are the six stages of a building project and what you need to know about them in brief:

The conception of the project

Typically, the client is the one that comes up with the idea for the project. That's the beginning of the dream and the research into the right place and the standards to follow.

The stage of the idea may differ based on the scope. It can take anywhere from a few days to many months or longer, depending on the urgency with which the project must be completed.

Construction workers, understandably, have little say at this time because the project owner is still in charge.


It all starts with the client, who must figure out what they can pay and what their requirements are. The customer should set a firm budget and create a list of functions and features that their building must provide. Floor areas, aesthetics, energy efficiency goals, community effect, and everything in between are examples of these.

The client brings their project to the architect with a solid budget and a detailed list of design intentions, who will take all of these elements into account and provide a fee proposal. The architect will next create a conceptual design based on the customer's previous contributions, which the client will be able to see and provide feedback on.

Pre-construction stage

When the bidding is done and a contractor has been selected to complete the task, the next step of a building project begins. The project team is assembled as soon as the contractor is chosen.

A project team is usually in charge of preparing the construction site before work begins. It usually includes the following specialties:

  • project manager

  • superintendent

  • field engineer

  • contract administrator

  • health and safety supervisor

The project team is responsible for visiting the field in order to execute a site examination in close partnership with the contractor.

Procurement stage

The General Contractor will give contracts to their subcontractors at this point in the project. A new quantity takeoff based on the building plans may be the first step in the process. The GC and their subcontractors will procure materials, labor, and equipment for their respective scopes of work using the new quantities. This breakdown varies with every project, as some general contractors may undertake some aspects of the project themselves while delegating the more specialized tasks to subcontractors.

The procurement stage of a project provides an opportunity to save money. Contractors that have a strong supplier network or who are working on multiple projects at the same time can save money by leveraging their relationships.

Construction stage

A pre-construction meeting is held before the construction work begins to ensure that all are on the same page when the work begins. The following subjects are typically discussed at this meeting:

  • how to get to the worksite

  • the project's quality assurance

  • how to store all the stuff and where to put them

  • the hours in which everyone will be working

Each employee could have their own schedule. It's also worth noting that each project agent's schedule may differ depending on their function. This is especially true for subcontractors who must wait for certain sections of the job to be done before they can start working on their part.

Closeout and owner-occupancy

The project enters its last phase, closeout, which is followed by owner-occupancy, once the final building activity is completed.

A building project's completion entails a number of steps. Authorities from the building department must inspect the structure. The client or a representative of the client must also inspect the work to ensure that it adheres to the authorized plans and specifications. Any flaws must be detected and corrected, systems must be tested, and the architect must sign off on the final payment.

The General Contractor will then demonstrate how the building and its systems work to the owner. Lastly, the General Contractor will deliver the building to the owner, marking the end of their involvement with the project.

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