The construction phase of a grain store is the most demanding in many ways.
Construction is all about problems and problem solving! So preparation and planning is essential to make the construction phase the most efficient and cost effective it can be!
Planning and preparation
To have a program is essential.
Bringing contractors together with the planning supervisor of the program is a must. Identifying potential hazards is a requirement from the health and safety point of view and is essential. It is also an opportunity to identify and plan for the key elements of the proposal.
Careful attention to the timing and phasing of the different elements of the project is required to ensure that the project is run efficiently. The project co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring everyone involved is fulfilling the concept vision and scope of the works in order to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
The choice of your contractors is the most important element of the construction phase. To choose quality contractors is so important in a cost conscious world. Often we choose based on price but recommendations and portfolios of work are an important aspect of our selections.
We want value for money but, as time is money, an efficient contractor experienced in the type of work the contract demands will, in the end, save money. The cheapest quote may, in fact, turn out not to be such good value!
One manager needs to be responsible for the project - decision making; overseeing; problem solving and successful building and completion.
Delegation to responsible contractors will be an important part of a successful project. The relationship and communication between the different parties and the client and end user is essential for a quality development.
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