3 Common Reasons for Delays in Construction & How to Avoid Them

Delays in Construction

Construction delays can put tremendous strain on your budget. They can also create flow-on effects resulting in additional delays and bottom-line challenges. While some delays are due to unforeseeable circumstances such as extreme weather events, most are avoidable with the proper planning – and the right team for the job.

We’ve learned a thing or two through decades of involvement in large-scale renovation, building, and remodeling projects. Here are three common problems to avoid if you want to ensure that your project is completed on time and within budget.

1. Poor Project Management

Construction involves a multitude of moving parts. An experienced contractor will be able to coordinate with other contractors and personnel, such as engineers and architects, while also ensuring that the project meets local permitting requirements, building codes, and safety regulations. A project managed by someone without on-the-ground knowledge and experience can easily fall behind schedule or come to a halt when permits are pulled too late, when contractor scheduling is poorly planned, when inclement weather hits, or when supply chain issues arise. At Manders, we’ve seen it all, and we know how to keep your project moving.

2. Costing Issues

An experienced contractor can accurately cost out your project, leverage pre-planning services to identify potential problems and issues, and meet project milestones and micro-milestones. Progress billing can keep a project running smoothly, preventing delays and potential costing issues.

Keep an open line of communication with your contractor regarding payment schedules and terms. At Manders, we’ll walk you through the budget and costing forecasts to ensure that everyone is on the same page and define solutions in case of possible delays.

3. Low Staffing Capacity

Efficient workforce management is critical to the success of your project. When milestones have been improperly estimated, or a contractor cannot scale up or down a team according to the project’s demands, costly delays arise. A quality contractor will be able to bring on staff seamlessly and fluidly as needed to keep a project moving while also keeping delays from compounding. to keep a project moving while also keeping delays from compounding.

Manders Can Get Your Project Done on Time

Get your project finished on time – and on budget – with Manders. Our experienced team taps into decades of knowledge and deep relationships with contractors across all disciplines. With our expertise, you’ll be able to get your project over the line without frustrating and costly delays. To get your painting project moving, talk to our team today.