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The 3 Pillars of Construction Collaboration

The 3 Pillars of Construction Collaboration

by Proforma Construction, February 14, 2019

Ensure that your collaboration plan is based on these three main principles for project success.

In the commercial construction industry, effective collaboration is the key to success.  However, establishing a productive communication plan between all parties is easier said than done.  If you want your commercial construction project to proceed smoothly, then make sure your collaboration plan is based on these three main principles.

1) Establishing a Strong Relationship

The relationship between different parties should be prioritized ahead of the actual project.  Rather than each party deciding independently what’s best for the project and then doing whatever they need to to accomplish their goals, it’s better for the parties to come together and discuss their best options for initiating a solid relationship.  By setting up a good framework at the outset of a project, you can ensure that the planning, design, and actual construction of a project proceeds more smoothly.

2) Be Patient

It’s also important that you demonstrate patience when dealing with your collaborative partners.  While you might not agree with one party’s suggestions, you should still hear them out to understand their reasoning.  Oftentimes keeping an open mind and being patient will open your eyes to more possibilities and make your collaborative relationship stronger.

3) Look Towards the Long-Term

Rather than taking steps to achieve short-term success, it’s better to work towards long-term success when collaborating on a commercial construction project.  Instead of prioritizing your own immediate desires, you should work with your co-collaborators to meet overall project goals.  This will be more rewarding and successful, even if it does mean failing to meet your own personal aims.

Make sure that your collaboration plan is based on these three main principles and you can expect project success.  Are you looking for the right general contractor to take care of your commercial construction needs?  If so, then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.