The Three Main Stages of a Construction Project

Summary: Navigating your way through a construction project can be complex and confusing. There is no universal approach but there are certain methods that will help the process run much smoother.

After prospective owners complete the bidding phase, a construction project will then proceed to the actual building stage. This is a crucial time for all your management to involve themselves in the basics of construction consulting, so they can emphasize efficiency, time management, and other aspects that will help the process run smoothly.

Construction project managers are tasked with being able to understand the contract, what will occur during the construction phase, and take the necessary steps to complete the project – with minimal construction claim preparation.

The Initial Stages

The first step is relatively straightforward. The project manager need to analyze the project to determine what needs to be completed first. Testing may be required to further provide clarity. When all parties agree on a mutual plan of action, the project manager will then create a charter or initiation document that allows the project to begin. If you or your management team is unsure, you can consult with a professional construction advisor – however, it is important that you make sure that the individual has experience working in the field.

Planning the Project

The project team will then move on to creating a general blueprint for all parties involves. These documents are extremely important in the success of the project so it’s important that careful attention is placed during this stage. You can also contact construction advisory services to help back your project in the case that claims may arise due to delays or other issues. Due to the complexity of today’s construction sites, claims are drastically increasing so be sure that the contract states enough details to avoid problems.

The Building Phase

This is where the real work begins. The parties will gather together and discuss any and all steps to ensure that all resources are allocated correctly, project management plans are up-to-date, and the project schedule is accurate. If necessary, adjustments can be made during this phase if certain areas were missed during the planning phase.

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