Construction mistakes that cost you time, money and quality shouldn’t be the status quo. Avoid these five construction mistakes and learn a few basic construction management tips along the way.
Beginning Work on a Project without Proper Paperwork
Failing to get all permits, registrations and authorities in place before beginning work on your project is bad news waiting to happen. Lost time means lost money, and stopping a project after it has already started demotivates the entire team.
Selecting Subcontractors & Supplies Based on Price
You might think choosing the cheapest subs and suppliers is the best bet when it comes to staying on budget during the cycle of your construction project. But when you dip below the ‘A Team,’ you’re sacrificing key components like quality, safety, schedule and cost.
Failing to Get Instructions in Writing
Communication is key, especially so on construction projects. Informal verbal directions (like those given during meetings) and back-and-forth emails with a long paper trail are easy to misconstrue. Don’t give the team an opportunity to fail with authorized, well-documented instructions.
Making Change Order Mistakes
Mistakes on change orders are often a result of miscommunication in the field. With DrawAlert, you can complete change order tracking with supported documentation throughout the life of a construction project.
Failing to Communicate with Subcontractors
Instead, follow a transparent business practice by creating a bridge between project management and accounting. Breaking down the barrier between the field and the office is one way to save time and money on your construction projects.
Save Time & Money with Digitized Communication
Did you notice any trends within these construction mistakes? Miscommunication, or lack thereof, often results in more time and money spent in the field and on the construction projects as a whole. Avoid these mistakes and experience successful project competition with the help of DrawAlert: your choice for construction administration software. Interested to learn how DrawAlert can save you time, reduce costs and improve results in the field? Contact us today to schedule a demo.