Navigating the Post-Construction Phase with Halford Busby
Closing out your construction projects requires a high degree of attention to detail. At Halford Busby, we put our many years of experience in the Houston construction project management field to work on behalf of your company. We can create warranty documents, operation and maintenance manuals and other essential documentation for your clients. Our team of knowledgeable professionals can also arrange for training in the daily operation and maintenance of key building systems. The team at Halford Busby will work with your company to ensure that all elements of the closeout process are managed effectively and to your complete satisfaction.
Substantial Completion vs. Final Completion
Depending on the use to which your construction project will be utilized, your client may wish to establish occupancy as soon as the property is deemed substantially complete. A walk-through inspection is traditionally performed at the time of substantial completion to allow the owner and contractor to create a punch list of items still to be finished before the property is ready for use. The city of Houston will also issue a Certificate of Occupancy at this stage to indicate that the building meets all applicable building codes and is suitable for occupancy by workers, guests and tenants. Final completion takes place when the punch list has been completed and approved by both the contractor and the client. At this time, a cessation of labor is usually filed to denote the end of the construction project.
Managing Documentation Challenges
Halford Busby has the experience and the proven expertise needed to help your construction firm manage the closeout process effectively and to ensure the smoothest transition from construction to the post-construction phase. We can create all necessary documentation for building systems, maintenance requirements and other elements of your construction project. Our team of expert construction consultants can ensure that all required applications and certifications are in place before your walk-through inspection, allowing you to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy as quickly as possible after your client signs off on the project. This can reduce downtime for your crew and can allow you to enjoy the greatest degree of productivity when completing your construction projects.
The right partner can make a real difference for your construction company. At Halford Busby, we go the extra mile to provide the most accurate information and predictions to help your company succeed. We are committed to the principle of adding value to your company’s bottom line. By working with us, you can enjoy the benefits of our proven experience and our knowledge of the Houston area, allowing you to achieve greater productivity and increased profitability. Our skilled and knowledgeable construction cost estimation consultants will stay in constant communication with you to ensure that your project is completed on time and within your budget. Call us today at 281-920-1100 to learn more about the services we offer. We look forward to serving you.