What Factors Affect the Length of Your Commercial Construction Project?

If you are looking to construct a commercial building, one of the first questions you may have is how long the project will take. There are many factors that affect the length of a commercial construction project. Some can be completed in a matter of months, while others may take years to finish. Here are a few of the factors that affect how long it will take to complete your commercial construction project.

The Lending Process

Getting approved for a commercial construction loan is no easy task. There is a lot of information that you have to obtain and then submit to the lender. If you know what you are doing and are working with an easier lender, you may be able to obtain financing in a month or two. If this is your first time doing this and you don’t know what information you need and/or you are working with multiple lenders or challenging lenders, it can take several months to get approved for the financing you need.

The Permitting Process

Another major factor that affects the length of your construction project is the permitting process. The permitting process varies based on the location where your construction site is. Some cities or counties do not have a backlog for permits. They can look over your building plans and blueprints and permit the project quickly, as long as everything is up to code. Other cities or counties are behind on the permitting process. It can take months just to get a permit to begin to build in these places with heavy backlogs. As such, it is important to consider the permitting process and any backlog they may have when selecting a building site.


Weather elements can also have an affect on how long your commercial construction project takes to complete. Some tasks cannot be completed if it is raining. This means that the project may be put on hold until the weather passes. You may have to simply roll with the punches that Mother Nature brings and know that it can slow down your construction project.

The Construction Manager

A great construction manager can help to ensure that your commercial building is completed in a timely manner. A construction manager oversees the entire project and knows when to bring in certain building materials and trained construction subcontractors. And helps guide the process to ensure everything and everyone is there only when needed.

The Construction Crew

The last factor that affects the length of the commercial construction project is the construction team. A great construction manager can hire a team that is motivated to get the job done quickly and correctly. If subcontractors are hired, they may be slow or the work may be shoddy and may need to be redone to pass inspection. This can slow the entire process down. Having the right crew helps to ensure your project is completed in a timely manner.

When you need a commercial building constructed in the greater Melbourne, Florida area, MH Williams Construction group has the expertise, skills and manpower to get the job done as quickly as possible. Our team is comprised of trustworthy names in the construction industry and we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of work with experienced guidance from our seasoned team of executives.