You go to the internet. You begin your research. You start your necessary R & D work. You sample a handful of contractors. And then you gather yourself. You send out those feelers. You give them a brief indication of what you expect from them. There is a given sense that hands are shooting up. Of course, they all want a piece of your business. As they say, it is nothing personal. It is just business. it is around this time that you might want to think seriously about hiring a construction specifications consultant for this upcoming project of yours.
And this is where your research and development work needs to be of the top drawer variety. Because you want to make certain that your building construction consultant is as independent as he says he is. He is free of all obligations from other contractors. He works only in your interests, no one else’s. well, with a slight variation in the sense that he will be obliged to take the broader public’s interests into account as well. That being said, this is what your consultant should be doing for you.
He inspects the building proposals laid down by the other contractors. He has already inspected your premises. he can then decide whether or not the proposed project is feasible. When he explains the positives, or the potential ramifications to you, it must make sense to you. He also needs to make you aware of industry standard and government mandated building regulations. And he can pinpoint precisely whether or not your future building contractors will be acting accordingly. Well, this is what he should be doing.
Enough said on that then. You might also want to look at your independent contractor’s existing service record.