We shared the first five of 10 practices that put your construction project objectives at risk in a previous blog post. Here we’ll talk about 6-10 and the roles they play in your projects and risk management procedures. We can all agree that small problems can creep up on us quite quickly and turn into something monstrous if we’re not fully prepared and paying attention. But we also know that the jobsite is not the place to le tour guard down. Here are the other five practices that put your construction project objectives at risk:
Poor Permission Procedures: Most project managers insist on the use of a collaborative platform so that everyone can see the project overview at a glance. Some people may only need to see parts of the project where others need to see the entire thing. Allocating permissions in the software should not be a difficult process. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to assign permissions as needed.
Lack of Communication: Communication between project participants is essential to every construction project. Miscommunicated information or incorrect information passed from person to person can pose serious risks to your projects. Communication should always be open and consistent. A construction manager should have formalized protocol for communicating project information to each subcontractor issue directives and follow up on their completion.
Scheduling Conflicts with Tradesmen: You may find that the specific type of tradesman you need for a project is nowhere to be found when you need them. This problem may be caused by a shortage of tradesmen in the area or because those who are normally available are booked.
Permitting Issues: Every construction project is subject to the acquisition of building permits, electrical permits, and a plethora of other permits before the job can be completed. Experienced builders understand that permits are a necessary evil. They’re specifically designed to help keep workers and the public safe during the building process. They do take time and should be acquired very early in the planning process.
Construction Site Safety: OSHA warns us of falls, electrocution, falling objects, and a few other accident types. Our project managers are well aware of the accidents that can happen on the jobsite and will work with your construction crew to prevent them.
This concludes our list of 10 practices that put your construction project objectives at risk. Please see Part One if you’re new here and would like to read all 10. Make sure you like our Facebook page and come back to visit our blog often.
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