The New Avenue online project management system is reviewing hundreds of projects at any given time. We track all of the change orders submitted by contractors in these projects. This post highlights the 20 most common change orders. These are changes that may be called “surprises” on your project. Often, they shouldn’t be surprises at all.
There’s so much to manage in a construction project. When you’re building a new home or accessory dwelling unit (ADU), the challenges just keep coming at you. Here’s a look at the road ahead: Challenge #1: Knowledge (You don’t know what you don’t know. So you have to find out.) How much will your project
Every day, homeowners approach us with questions about how they can improve the value of their property. They all know they want to change their homes in some way, but not everyone knows the best approach. So many people who contact us ask, “Should I do an addition, a backyard cottage, or a remodel?” That
At New Avenue, we are often asked what we charge for the project manager. Here’s the short answer: Our network of proven architects and contractors manage the design and construction so well that a project manager would be a waste of time and money. Architects manage the design and permitting. They also provide
When you’re investing tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in a construction project, you run some major risks. What if the designer or contractor runs off with your deposit, leaving you with nothing? What if the work doesn’t measure up to what was promised? It happens a lot. Fortunately, New Avenue is here
Remodeling, putting an addition on your home, or building an accessory dwelling is complicated. New Avenue makes the whole process easier, saving you tons of time and money. Here’s how to get started: 1. Get started online for free. When you sign up to use the New Avenue system, you’ll start with a Goals &
Insurance is a good thing when remodeling or building. At New Avenue we require that you have homeowners insurance for your current improvements on your property. Improvements are basically your home and anything else built on your property. A typical homeowners policy covers these buildings. Our lawyers tell us of scenarios where something bad happens when