In another special edition of Learning with GRIT featuring I Fund Cities’ Chris Tereo, Sean Pincus gave a tour of our 1539 N. 26th Street project for Design Pro Development to educate future investors on how to identify if you are working with a knowledgeable general contractor and what to look for on your project.
Sean will be covering the following topics:
1. What To Look For On-Site
2. Safety Measures
4. Supply Chain Challenges
6. Heating, Ventilation, and AC
🔑 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬
🔹Whenever you walk on-site, the building is 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧.
🔹There is 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 for your cabinets and framing.
🔹 *𝐋𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 down the road is very important to us.
🧯Let’s discuss fire safety and fire separation.
🔹When you run your mechanicals you want to check up on your contractor to make sure they’re doing pre-rock 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞 all of your unit separations.
❗️As we’ve said before, containment is key!
💨 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠
🔹 This is typically missed a lot but is very important to have because the blocks are designed to support the shear wall of the entire building.
🌪🚫 This prevents from the building racking back and forth when there are high winds.
🔹In a multi-family project, a fire damper 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 the spread of fire and smoke along the rated barriers.
A fire damper is designed to stop the flow of air, which is one of the elements that helps sustain a fire.
🔹When building a project, having a knowledgeable contractor with expertise is priceless. Quality is 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 and will also be more cost effective in the long run.
💰As an investor, you want your investment to last.
At 𝐆𝐑𝐈𝐓, we are committed to delivering quality projects you can depend on and feel safe in.
For the full interview and more tips: General Contracting 101 With Sean Pincus