Implementation of renovation work and new buildings - the most important steps at a glance


The implementation of the planned building project can begin once the building permit has arrived. The implementation can start when all detailed plans have been drawn up and the contracts (work contracts) have been awarded to the contractors. During this intense time, in particular, it is beneficial to have the assistance of a site manager, who stays on top of things, coordinates the works, and ensures their structural quality. He will also be aware how to avoid planning errors and building defects.

Building works

During the building works, various work processes must work together well, so that all is going according to plan. In particular, bad weather, overworked workmen, or supply bottlenecks for materials may cause delays. It is therefore of vital importance to be able to react quickly if such deviations from the building programme emerge, to handle the delays pragmatically. This is where the site manager is able to intervene quickly and with expert knowledge. But the client will be involved in the building project on a regular basis in this phase, so that any detailed decisions can be made quickly and without red tape, so preventing time delays.

Note: It is imperative to obtain several tenders for the work to be contracted out. This way, the tradesman with the best price-performance ratio can be chosen.

The client should never give instructions to tradespeople directly, even if asked, because he will rarely be able to assess the consequences of such decisions. They may potential trigger the need for further works which were not planned or included in the budget.


Upon completion of all works, the handover to the client takes place. At that time, it is paramount to carry out a detailed building inspection and record any defects that need to be subsequently remedied. The final account ultimately rounds off the building project. Should there be any further defects or incomplete work that come to light after moving in, it is worth reporting these to the architect. This is to ensure that the latter retains an overview and that work, which was initially offered to be carried out, is not subsequently charged for.

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