Project planning for commercial building projects

How to Improve Your Project Planning

A stitch in time saves nine

Planning your project is one of the most important factors that you as an engineer, architect or general specifier have to do. It is also one of the most difficult parts of a project as there are many moving parts that need to be aligned - not to mention many factors that are out of your control.

Things like the weather and delayed deliveries can cause a project to fall like dominoes, with one small slip-up causing entire project to fall off projected timelines. These delays are usually accounted for by cutting corners, which as any project manager knows can end out costing more in the long run. Instead of going back to fix mistakes and rushed jobs, get the job done right the first time with this clever project management tip.

Out of sight, out of mind

Underground services, such as wastewater treatments, are often pushed to the side and seen as less important. Not having a wastewater treatment is less glaringly obvious than a building with half of a roof or incomplete framing. It’s often out of sight, out of mind.

Unfortunately these out of sight, out of mind, details in project management can cause the most grief in the long term. That’s why these issues are best addressed as early on in the project management process as possible, to avoid being forgotten as a project picks up the pace.

Planning the install of an underground wastewater system can be tricky due to ever-changing timeframes. The good news is, planning the install of an underground wastewater solution can be as simple as you choose to make it.

The more you plan, the luckier you get

Not all project managers are aware of just how lightweight and durable underground wastewater systems can be. This means these systems can be ordered months in advance and stored onsite, meaning that one delay doesn’t need to lead to another. If your timeframes were starting to slip, something as simple as having a wastewater system onsite, ready for you to install whenever, may just be the difference between finishing a project in-time and on-budget.

Construction never runs on time, making it really difficult to plan. We’ve come to terms with that and can help. You can order months in advance and know that it’ll be there when you need it - whether that’s earlier or later than expected. 

Planning ahead on a big build project? You’ve come to the right place. Get in touch to discuss how we can help.

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