It’s every project manager’s nightmare: budget and schedule overruns on the job site. We all remember such a disaster. Budget and planning overruns affect your turnover and leave you wondering: how can I make my project more efficient? What if you start by reading our tips below?
1. Improve Your Schedule
Many efficiency errors have their roots in the planning phase. If you haven’t calculated the volume of concrete you will need for your project, you may run out and fall behind on your schedule. It is up to you to get a clear idea of everything you will need before the project starts: whether it is in terms of manpower, process, information, equipment, and materials. This will prevent you from falling into the trap of delays and increased costs.
2. Get the best software in the field of construction management
In our time we have access to a wide choice of computer tools, the number of which is increasing every day. Today it is possible to outsource many tasks to applications or software, leaving your hands free to concentrate on your core business: construction. Construction management software like Jonas Premier can handle tasks in multiple areas: tenders, invoicing, subcontractors, documents, incident reporting, delivery times, personnel planning, and many more. Also, consider the many apps that let you do away with paperwork. The emergence of the cloud as a place of storage is also making your life easier in this sense.
3. Integrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) into your project
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is conquering the construction industry. It is a process that allows you to create digital representations of buildings whose construction has not yet started. So you can check the feasibility of your project before committing. To give you an example: BIM allows you to determine the number of people entering and leaving the building on a daily basis, which tells you the number of water heaters needed and the most efficient installation, among other things. If your budget is tight, take a trip to the web for free software in this area. This would allow you to explore the material before investing in paid BIM software.
4. listen to your employees
It is often in the field that potential problems are detected first. Your employees on the job site will know it before you do and will be able to educate you on what is wrong and what could be better. They will be able to detect any flaws in your project and thus prevent you from problems. It is important to consult them from the start and to maintain daily contact throughout the project.
5. Invest in Communication
This is a point that follows from the previous one. Good communication with your team is a condition for your project to run efficiently. Make an effort to be available to your employees so that they can come to you in the event of a problem. Make it clear to them what your expectations are and what goals to achieve after a week or month. The same goes for communication with your project managers: get into the habit of meeting them every day, discuss with them the objectives you have set for yourself and allow them to express any doubts about the feasibility or other remarks.
Good internal communication between employees has a major influence on the success of an organization.