As a constructor, you’re expected to meet deadlines as stated in the plans. But with everything you’re handling, it couldn’t be helped that sometimes, problems will arise leading you to push back the deadline further and further. It’s a good thing if it doesn’t happen. But what if it happens often? What if it becomes a regular occurrence leading to clients becoming irritated at the change of deadline schedule?
You can avoid such things from happening. It’s possible to get things done on the day itself and even ahead of time. Just follow these tips below:
As obvious as this is, planning is the most important stage. This is where you’ll create a workflow for everyone to follow. Without it, construction projects slow down all because of a lack of planning.
Before you start putting plans to action, make sure to get things down accordingly. Discuss what needs to be discussed with your team heads and leaders. Address licensing problems. Check what type of materials or paint you need. Don’t leave a portion of your project unplanned or decide to get back to it later.
Schedule what needs to be done. Constructing a house or a building doesn’t happen overnight. It takes careful planning and building a structure to ensure it’s safe.
Do note that even setting up meetings for subcontractors, architects and clients can take up time. So schedule these ahead to ensure your project doesn’t get delayed.
Be Clear In Assigning Roles
One of the reasons why construction projects get delayed is because of the fact that workers aren’t clear what their roles and responsibilities are. Sometimes, work gets skipped because they expect the others to do it when in actuality, it’s their responsibility to do so.
Before construction starts, make sure to assign roles and responsibilities in a very well planned out manner. Make each team or personnel understand what their tasks are. This way, no task gets left behind and most of the job gets done.
Use Punch Lists
A punch list is like a check list wherein all the things you’re likely to miss gets dealt with. So by the end of the finished output, you’re left with minimal to no failures.
Why is it important? Think about doing a school project. You’ve slaved over it day and night. You think you’ve gotten everything down. When the time comes to pass your work, it gets returned all because you’ve missed an instruction.
As funny as that scenario sounds, it happens in construction. So to avoid it, a punch list is needed. The construction punch list process is a way for you to re-check everything you’ve done. It’s also a great way for you to communicate the status or progress of your work with your clients, architects, and subcontractors. It’s a helpful tool in spotting the smallest things needed to correct. By the end of the project, your clients will be impressed at how little your construction flaws will be.
Remember to keep these tips in mind. By doing so, you’ll be able to meet your deadlines in no time.