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Preventing Disruptions on Your Construction Site

Preventing Disruptions on Your Construction Site

by Proforma Construction, August 8, 2019

How you can avoid disruptions to your construction project.

At Proforma Construction, we have been working as a general contractor in the Bay Area for many years.  Naturally, we have undertaken countless projects and been exposed to various timelines, client demands, and weather conditions along the way.  Our experience has shown us the most common types of project disruptions and what you can do to avoid them.  Here’s what you need to know.

  • Bad Weather

Unfortunately, weather conditions are one of the causes of project delays that you can’t really do anything about.  The best project managers are aware of the seasonal weather changes in the area.  Armed with this knowledge, they plan additional time into their schedule to account for possible weather delays.  This ensures that bad weather doesn’t interrupt a project’s building timeline.

  • Poor Communication

Good communication is essential for the success of any construction project.  Open lines of communication ensure that all major players know how the project is progressing, what complications workers are encountering, and what next steps need to be taken.  When communication is stilted, this opens up the potential for major oversights that can lead to delays.  Creating a chain of command, using new communication technologies, and being open to inquiries and concerns are all important ways to maintain communication on a project site.

  • Client Changes

One of the most significant sources of delays is actually last-minute client changes.  Whether the client wishes to change the design or expresses dissatisfaction with the chosen building materials, these types of issues almost always push a project past it’s scheduled timeline.  The best way to avoid these types of delays is by planning ahead.  By including a clause in the contract that informs clients about the consequences of last-minute changes, you can protect your company if the client wishes to request adjustments.  Another way to keep surprise changes at a minimum is by remaining in close contact with the client.  The better the communication between the construction team and the client, the less likely you are to deal with time-consuming project changes.

These are some of the most common sources of project delays and what you can do to avoid them.  Do you need help with your next commercial construction project?  If so, then contact Proforma Construction, your trusted general contractor in the Bay Area.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.