Building & Renovation

5 Steps to Complete Your Construction Project on Time

1. Review all Plans, Scope and Project Details Make sure you have a full understanding of the project scope and are on the same page as your general contractor. A well-defined project forms the basis of the project schedule and helps ensure that all details are accounted for.

2. Create a Detailed Project Schedule with Milestones A professional general contractor has the experience necessary to quantify the time it takes to complete various project activities and utilizes scheduling software to identify what project activities form the critical path. This allows a general contractor to know where resources can be added to help fast-track the project schedule. 

3. Include a Contingency A contingency is a buffer created to absorb unforeseen events. It allows the general contractor to establish a realistic completion date and the homeowners to make informed personal, business, and financial decisions. 

4. Finalize Selections Early This allows the general contractor to start ordering materials early to avoid shipping delays. It also helps the general contractor to understand what he is working with and to properly communicate his expectations to trade partners. 

5. Monitor, Update and Communicate Careful planning, regular monitoring and updating the schedule are essential for leading a successful construction project.

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