Sometimes when new construction is taking place it can be delayed for numerous reasons. The equipment isn’t available, budgets were not calculated correctly or permits were not cleared in order to continue the process. There is always something that could derail the project or slow down the process that a builder must be prepared for.
One of my college professors said to me; “When you’re creating a business plan, you need to account for everything that could go wrong. You should ask yourself every “what if” that you can think of, and attempt to have a solution to the problem”. Interestingly, I had a similar conversation when I began marriage counseling. When I was in marriage counseling we talked about so many potential issues, and many of them were not issues at the time. We were shedding light on problems that would potentially occur during the marriage. The objective was not to solve the problem before it was encountered, the objective was to acknowledge it, be prepared for it, and propose some options on how to work through it.
“You should ask yourself every “what if” that you can think of, and attempt to have a solution to the problem”.
But when it comes to building our vision or plans for the future, most people want to build without accruing the cost or accounting for problems. Every decision you make comes with a price tag therefore, how are you going to pay for it? Are you prepared for the detours, plan B, or C or an exit strategy? Great architecture is more than just a great design. It will require proper preparation, action, and improvising when needed.