Construction management can get incredibly complex. Knowing the steps needed to manage a construction project, and understanding how to carry out those steps, are entirely different things. Given how complicated managing a construction project can get, there’s a high chance of errors happening during said projects. Today, we’ll be covering some of the mistakes that can happen in construction management.
Not Working Closely Enough With Key Departments
There are many departments that will be collaborating with you during a construction project, and they all play an important role in the project’s completion. Coordinating with all of these departments will be necessary to ensure your project is completed correctly and smoothly. When you don’t coordinate with all of your departments, there will be confusion regarding when tasks need to get done, meaning your project will get drastically slowed down. Therefore, it’s best to speak with all of your respective parties so that everyone knows what to do, and when to do it.
Not Budgeting Properly
Perhaps you strongly believe that a project can be completed within a certain budgetary range to the point that you tunnel vision on the idea. Then, later in the project, you discover that there are more expenses than you originally anticipated. Usually, mistakes in construction management will be easiest to detect after you start going over budget for your project. While there are many reasons a budget can be impacted, bid management is among the most critical ones. If you have a lot of bids sent out and received, it’s much easier to overlook certain proposal items.
Not Finding Optimal Solutions to Problems
Problems are bound to pop up during construction management. When they do, it’s important to find the optimal solution to said problems. Some construction managers, however, will look to resolve problems temporarily instead of addressing the heart of the issue. You don’t heal a broken leg with a bandaid, and you don’t fix long-term construction issues with short-term patches. Without a well thought-out solution for any construction problem that arises, those problems will rear their ugly heads once again later down the line.
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