Evaluate the options you have
There are multiple ways a construction project can be handled. So evaluate every option in detail. Building something from scratch takes time. You have a commitment to keep in terms of time and resources. So it becomes relevant to evaluate all the options you have. Consider the budget. Choose a team that will be able to deliver the final product on the designated time. Also, make sure the suppliers you are thinking of working with are reliable and provide quality products.
Planning a construction needs various permits. The project can come to a halt midway if the paperwork is not in place. Also, failure to secure the right permits will also lead to delay. At worst, you may not be allowed to build. So prior planning, consult all the relevant people to check if it is OK to go ahead.
Keep realistic expectations
A person can imagine anything and everything. When you start a project, the possibilities seem endless. Make sure you keep realistic expectations. Being aware of the reality is imperative. It is the way you can accomplish the task within the given time frame and also budget. Do not just get carried away with different ideas. Just focus on your work.
Keep a contingency plan
Things always do not work, the way you want them to. There is a possibility, at some point; you may feel the things are not working in the right direction. So keep a backup plan. Failure to address the issues can halt a project. In many cases, they will not get started again. So keep contingency plans in your mind.
Make sure you keep all these things in mind when starting a construction. Make a list of all details. Cross check each and everything. Also, make a schedule of day to day work on the site. Delegate the duties carefully as per the skills of the labor and staff. Also, make sure all your team members abide by the schedule.