Got That Big Construction Project? Here Are Four Tips You Can Follow To Ensure It Runs Smoothly.

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Have you taken on a large construction project, but you’re not sure how you to go about the planning process? At Sterling Access, we believe, when it comes to the industrial industry, that we should do everything we can to help our countries contractors. With that in mind, we’ve put together four quick guidelines that you can look at as preparation for your next construction project.

Evaluation and planning

Depending on the deadline of your project, you should take a couple of days to make sure you become familiar with the documentation you’ve received or will be using for the project. This means going over the blueprints, schedules and any other documents you’ll need to complete the job, and making sure you have a good idea of what is expected from you.

Remember that thorough planning will set your project up for success, as you will have a good idea of what to expect before you even break ground. As the saying goes: “Measure twice, cut once”.

Pull up a budget

Almost everyone has had to deal with a budget that was not right for the project. Ensuring that you have a firm understanding of the expected costs the project will incur, should give you the agility to handle sudden price hikes, or other financial fluctuations. This should also allow you to get back to your client if their proposed budget does not align with their project’s objectives.

Get those timetables in place

This is probably the most common complaint throughout the industry, but you can do a lot to ensure that your project does not run behind schedule. Yes, many factors are often outside the construction manager’s control, but if you have a good understanding of the project objectives you planned out beforehand, you should be able to identify possible areas of risk that could take up more time. Remember, an identified risk is an opportunity.

Keep costs low

This sounds like it should be included in your budgeting phase, but before you even pull one up, remember that there are various decisions you can make that will lower the project’s potential costs – like buying bulk material, or renting your industrial vehicles. Not only does renting save you money, it gives you access to the latest vehicle technology, which will help your project run smoothly throughout.

Sterling Access has a wide variety of cherry pickers, boom lifts and much more top of the range industrial vehicles ready for your construction project. Contact us today if you want to find out more, or just have a quick chat about your up and coming project.