Category: Development

by MDCI Project Managers / on 15 May, 2024

How to budget for a construction project in Spain

When you start a building project, the first thing you look at is how much is it going to cost. This figure will guide you as to whether you can afford to build that dream family home, or whether it is profitable to build
by MDCI Project Managers / on 10 April, 2024

Common problems with local utilities in Spain

Before choosing a plot or project scope, you need to make sure you are connected to utilities and have enough power or water available to enable your project to function. In the cases where this is not currently in place, studies need to be
by MDCI Project Managers / on 9 March, 2024

What is snagging?

Snagging is a vital step in the completion of a new construction or refurbishment process. It ensures that there are no nasty surprises when you move in and obliges the contractor to solve the issues identified before their works are signed off and they
by MDCI Project Managers / on 12 February, 2024

Why we love being a Project Manager

MDCI have been delivering quality project management in Spain for 24 years and we are passionate about what we do. That’s why, in the month of love, we wanted to tell you six reasons we love our job and why our clients love MDCI. 1.
by MDCI Project Managers / on 23 January, 2024

A year of Project Management

There has been a significant increase in these conflicts, delays and budgetary issues over 2023. Reasons for this vary from project to project, but there are clear trends fuelling these problems across the board, such as lack of overall strategy and planning, price constraints
by MDCI Project Managers / on 5 January, 2024

Building a luxury Villa – going it alone

We have recently started working with a couple who have been trying to navigate the ins and outs of building a villa in Spain alone. After a year of hitting road blocks and being let down by suppliers, they reached out to us and
by MDCI Project Managers / on 5 November, 2023

Do you know what is included in your contract?

We have recently been supporting our project management clients by reviewing the contracts from potential architects, builders and design and build contractors, before they sign on the dotted line. They have been shocked by the number of revisions we have been suggesting to make
by MDCI Project Managers / on 24 October, 2023

What to do when constructors are overcharging and underdelivering

In this article, we will give you a real-life example of how things can go wrong. We’ll also share how you can come back from this position, or even better, manage it in such a way that you are not exposed to the risk
by MDCI Project Managers / on 1 October, 2023

What to do when a fixed price contract is not being honoured

The best way to protect your interests and bottom line is to establish a rock solid fixed-price contract with your main contractors. This should include a project plan and well put together costing for the build and deadlines to meet along the way. It