Tips for Smooth Construction Management
Carmax Consulting has been providing Edmonton and area businesses with Construction Management services since 2009. As a local expert, we’re often asked to share our tips for keeping things on time and budget. In the interest of sharing some industry tricks, check out our advice for construction project managers below!
Keep Everyone Up to Date and Up to Code
Ensuring your crew is properly trained on the latest technologies, practices, and building codes are the first step to setting yourself up for project success. Not only will this increase onsite safety, but will aid in overall efficiency. Keeping a set standard of excellence for all team members eliminates many avoidable problems along with unnecessary headaches for both yourself and your client.
Another crucial component of managing your build is setting out defined benchmarks and milestones. Laying these out from the onset will help you set clear objectives with your crew and hold you accountable to your clients. Build your plans around these benchmarks, and you’ll be on your way.
Communication is an absolute must throughout all stages of your build. Establishing clear, objective, lines of contact will eliminate the risk of confusion and frustration. Determine who your main points of connection will be for all respective tasks and updates and be sure to share with your clients, so they’re in the loop as well.
Plan, Adapt, Plan Again
Going in unprepared is a surefire recipe for disaster. Know your scope, deliverables, potential hazards in advance. That way, when you hit roadblocks, you’ll be able to recalculate and adjust without losing valuable time.
Never Lose Sight of the End Goal
Your core objectives, benchmarks, and plans should inform your day to day decisions and help you hold your team and subcontractors accountable.
The best way to build a reputation is through a job well done; keeping things on schedule and following the tips above will help you pull off a project worth referring!
Looking for a reliable Construction Management team to handle your next build? Contact us today!