Construction projects are bigger and more complex than ever before, and delays are, unfortunately, all too common in the industry. Between the number and size of tasks at hand to poor communication methods and more, it’s all too easy to fall behind on construction projects. So, what’s the hold up anyway?
Below are the top reasons for delays in construction:
- Poor Planning
When it comes to construction projects, planning on paper is archaic and frankly, inadequate. Mitigating risk on construction projects early with proper planning is one way to keep your projects moving along without delay. From unexpected events, inclement weather leading to lost days of work and even simply not accounting for the complexity of a project, failing to nail down the pre-planning process – and subsequent project risks – is one of the top reasons why construction projects fail to finish on time.
- Contractor Needs
There is strength in numbers on large and complex construction projects: construction projects require a large number of professionals from many different disciplines. Many times, one set of contractors have to wait for another set of contractors to finish their job before moving forward. Between organizing schedules and getting the actual work completed correctly, the sheer number of contractors needed and the workload for each set of contractors is another risk for consistently delayed construction projects.
- Lack of Communication
Sometimes, a simple communication breakdown is to blame for lengthy construction projects – especially if there are a number of stakeholders involved. Defining a communication protocol by adopting a digital software like DrawAlert to open lines of communication between all parties at the beginning of the project helps to alleviate delays due to lack of communication. If all parties on a construction project aren’t aware of project timelines, funds, plans and more, delays are inevitable.
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