One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.
My next big modern project starts off with a problem right in the very beginning. Not only does it delay the project, it has a hefty price tag …
Getting a patio built is super easy – especially if you’re an architect with connections right?! Not so much…
All job sites get dirty – and it’s not always because there is trash lying around. Protecting the work along the way is always a good idea – even if it is a little boring.
One of the modern day 7 deadly sins – pride … It is also what separates a good contractor from a great contractor.
I was once told by my father-in-law that I would make a great contractor. Did he give me this accolade because of my insight into the construction process? It was because I am good at yelling at people.
There are a lot of people who work on a large residential construction project and coordinating scope between all these individuals can be challenging. One way that we coordinate installation items in a cost effective manner is with spray paint.
Pride – It’s what separates a good contractor from a great contractor.