Industrial and commercial construction projects are by their very nature expensive, lengthy projects that will not happen overnight. However, far from expecting regular delays and excessive spending, it is crucial for the construction company overseeing the project to make all efforts to proactively control the timeline and spending. This makes selecting the construction company that will be handling the project extremely important. What follows is a short guide to some of the major qualities to look for when selecting an industrial or commercial construction company.
Strong Risk ManagementRisk management is one of the most important elements of good construction. It helps protect clients from serious financial harm if there is an accident, injury, or lawsuit. It is crucial to select a construction company that is financially stable and fully bonded. While of course ideally an accident or costly incident will not occur to begin with, it is fundamental that the construction company be able to handle it through strong risk management if it does.
Experience and SuccessAnother strong quality to seek in a construction company is a proven track record of success and a depth of industry-related experience. All projects are different of course, but it could be a major red flag if your construction company has never worked for a client in your general sector or has a very spotty track record. Until the project is underway you will not truly have a clear view of how it will go, but past experience can be a strong indicator.
A Skilled TeamSuccessful construction requires a very diverse team of highly skilled professionals. For example most projects will call for project managers, estimators, surveyors, safety inspectors, QA/QC inspectors, crew foremen, administrative assistants, mechanics, machinery operators, truck drivers, and potentially even architects. It is important for the construction company handling the project to either have these professionals on staff or have ready access to such personnel through other means.
Modern Equipment and TechnologyAnother important quality for a strong construction company to possess is modern equipment and technology. This could include everything from state-of-the-art equipment and machinery to advanced modeling software and other tech innovations. By embracing modern technology the construction company shows that it is ready to help clients move into the future with their new projects.
An Unwavering Commitment to SafetyFinally and most importantly a good construction company should possess an unwavering commitment to safety. All construction projects involve the use of extremely heavy machinery and materials and construction jobs are consistently ranked among the most dangerous in the nation. This makes a commitment to safety a fundamental quality for any construction company, and a truly leading company should go the extra mile to ensure that everyone on the premises is safe.
ISM Industries is proud to offer industrial and commercial construction services. We possess each of the qualities mentioned above and in particular want to emphasize our commitment to safety. Our clients can count on us for a construction project that is efficient, high quality, well-run, and above all safe for everyone involved.