Project delays are frustrating. The smaller the business, the more stress a contractor will feel because the budget is already tight. If a cost overrun occurs, it could be devastating to the operation. In part one, our Miami contractor attorneys named some ways that contractors can prevent a delay from happening. It is critical that contractors are thorough in the project planning stages and that they make every effort to communicate clearly with owners.
In this final section, we will continue the list and discuss the management of materials and equipment and post-project review.
Manage Materials and Equipment
How many times have you dealt with equipment and materials arriving late at the site? Materials may arrive late or damaged, or the owner’s requested changes may lead to the need for additional materials. Materials can even deteriorate during storage (especially due to improper storage). Materials are expensive and managing them is a critical component of project planning. To maintain a timely flow of materials use an automated materials management system, plan and schedule deliveries, and stage and store materials properly.
Once the project ends, your work is not over. Celebrate the victories, but scrutinize what went wrong. Revisit every delay to get to the root of why it happened. This will help you better prepare for your next project. Construction is constantly evolving and managing a project well is an integral part of the process. Various factors can dramatically affect the workflow of the project and lead to the need for a Miami contractor attorney. Contractors, know your jobsite, continuously plan, and collaborate with others to minimize or eliminate unnecessary delays.
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