Can you start construction?
You are about to start your construction project. The owner (or their project manager) hands you access to the work site. You are good to go – or are you?
Unfortunately, contractors often accept possession of project construction sites, or construction work areas, and don’t check it. Only several weeks later do they discover that there’s a problem, they’re losing money, the construction work is going slower than expected, or something doesn’t fit. Only when they investigate do they discover that the problems originate because the work site given to them wasn’t in accordance with the construction project specifications and contract document. Often by then, it’s too late to complain.
So next time you are handed access, or possession, to a work area or construction project site, make sure you check it properly before accepting handover.
What you should check before starting construction.
Before accepting handover of an area from the client/owner or their project manager it’s important to check the following:
Conclusion - avoiding problems on your construction project
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