July 10, 2023

Construction Project: Painless 2024 Planning

Construction project planning is peaking and it seems everyone is welcoming the hope and possibilities that 2024 might bring. The construction industry is no different. Recently, we have witnessed a global pandemic and how it can change the way we think, the way we do things and our way of life in general. Planning has always been critical when planning a commercial construction project, but perhaps it is more important now than ever before. Rubicon remains committed to showing our customers, through our actions and not our words, that we can and will deliver to the best of our abilities and complete your project on time and within budget.

Design Trends and Construction Project Planning

When planning for 2024, keep in mind that a return to simplicity has been a byproduct of 2020, which is helpful in both the timing of construction and the cost effectiveness of a project. Some of the trends we are seeing for next year include more focus on sustainability and functionality. When you are planning your next project, looking for renewable materials and more environmentally-friendly options can definitely save well into the future. Also, keep in mind the functionality of your space.

Industrial construction was the first to return to functionality above all else, but with the simpler trends we are seeing, we believe this will be the case for many others as well. Planning for functional space that will last into the future will also save money down the road that can be invested back into your business and your people. A newer trend includes flex spaces, which accommodate new hybrid and remote position for employees who primarily work on computers. Construction projects for this function has increased.

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Added Value

Another import aspect of planning for your construction project is to consider the elements that will add additional value to your property. Many of these are simple solutions that, if planned on the front side, will save time and money in the future. Spend time on making the exterior of your property look its best.

The first impression or curb appeal of your property is a major influence on the decisions of a potential customer. Make sure you design a space that highlights the entryway, lobby and shared spaces. Doing what you can to ensure these spaces are modern, comfortable and efficient will be worth your time and investment. 

Work closely with your designers and engineers to take a holistic approach to your construction project. Consider your company’s values, business goals, and day-to-day operations in order to assess alternative ways to utilize your space and maximize its value and benefits. Hiring a general contractor with expertise in value engineering can save your company money while still achieving your desired end goal. Safety should also be a top priority at your construction project; and leadership who focus on safety protocol over all else is a trait to be desired.

At Rubicon, our value engineering experts have the experience needed to identify and recommend alternative materials and design adjustments that will allow you to achieve the look you want all while staying within budget and maximizing functionality and usable space.

Trusted Partners

At Rubicon, our actions place us a step ahead of the rest. What sets us apart in the new construction arena is that we walk you through the entire process. We provide the support that our teams need to provide you with the very best end result for your commercial design. We know that when you hire us that we are representing your business, and we bring our A game every single time.

Rubicon is passionate about getting the job done right and on time. Never in our history has this mattered more than it does today. When choosing a general contractor, trust is one of the most important factors. At Rubicon, we communicate any issues or concerns clearly and quickly so you know exactly where your project stands every step of the way. We work hard to earn your respect and trust every single day.

Ready to plan for your 2024 project? We are ready to help you find the best possible solution. Contact us today.