In this step we tie up any loose ends necessary to agree on final specifications, plans and details necessary to prepare a construction contract proposal. We conduct a detailed project takeoff assuring that whatever scope and fixed price we present in the construction contract is realistic and one that we can stand behind. As indicated previously we don’t like change orders and do everything in our power to avoid them. We view them as a lose- lose. We the builder don’t like changing homeowner expectations with increased costs and project delays, and you the homeowner don’t like the same. Again, this is one advantage to
making the best effort possible to have a thorough design process that identifies issues before construction to avoid unwanted surprises.