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Exploring the Construction Process

Construction Process

Everybody wants to build their ideal home. However, construction is a process that is easier said and imagined than done. Not everyone can make houses that capture what they envision. This is when construction firms, such as the ENM Construction Management, come in. These firms are composed of individuals who have studied the field and turned their passion into a source of living. ENM Construction Management, for one, prides itself as a trusted merchant-builder that serves Greater Vancouver and nearby communities. When planning to build your home, it is essential that you entrust the construction to reliable and known builders.

Let us explore the crucial stages of the construction process to help you gain a better understanding of each phase.

The Development Process

Here is an outline of the generalized process of building a single-family rental house. Keep in mind that every home-builder may implement a different approach.


Phase 1: Pre-Construction

There are four fundamental processes in the pre-construction phase:

  1. Planning

    Every facility is custom-designed and constructed. Before the construction phase, plans must be carefully developed and assessed. Once finalized, it must be submitted to the municipal building permit office for review.

  2. Securing Permits

    Depending on specific policies, permits may be required for particular processes, such as building, electrical, and sewer connection, among others.

  3. Site Tests

    This may be conducted to examine the soil, water table, and the bearing capacity of the ground. Other environmental tests will also be performed to determine the effect of the construction project to the community.

  4. Final Engineering Adjustments

    Based on the results of the site tests, final modifications can be made.


Phase 2: Site work and Foundation

The following are the essential processes in this phase.

  1. Land Preparation

    During this phase, excavation is done, footings are formed and poured, and other land preparation processes are conducted.

  2. Temporary Power Installation

    Water and power supply are installed during this phase to ease the construction process. Bear in mind that only authorized employees should be assigned to fix all connections to prevent damages.

  3. Drainage Installation

    This is conducted to direct water away from your home. It helps prevent water accumulation that can lead to flooding, soil erosion, and build-up of toxic materials and disease-carrying organisms.

  4. Municipal Inspection

    This is when conformance with codes and project compliance are examined.

During site work and foundation, you start choosing your floor tiles, storage, and other home decorations. It is best to order these materials early to prevent delays.


Phase 3: Framing

During this phase, the roof, exterior walls, and interior partitions are assembled. A structural inspection may be conducted by your municipality to assess if your home meets all residential building code requirements.


Phase 4: Interior and Exterior Work

Interior and exterior works may happen simultaneously. These include installation of the following:

  • exterior walls;
  • roof;
  • HVAC systems;
  • walls and ceilings; and
  • cabinets, among others.


Phase 5: Final Walkthrough

At this point, finishing touches and cleaning up are completed. Finally, you will now have the keys to your home.


Canadian housing takes many forms. There are single-family detached houses, ground-oriented structures, and low- and high-rise apartments. Dan Greenhalgh, one of the founders of ENM, understands the need to provide communities in Greater Vancouver with various housing options. This is why the team seeks to support communities and provide opportunities to those in need with their construction projects.


Every construction project is unique from the other. Remember, knowledge is key. Be sure to ask your builder about specific policies and procedures. Do you have other questions about the construction process? Subscribe to our blog to know more and be up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry!

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