It’s important to plan the project thoroughly before starting work, so the more time available to do this the better. The planning includes:
1. thinking through the construction methodology and ensuring the methods selected will be the most efficient and economical
2. preparing the project schedule
3. taking out adequate insurance
4. deciding what work will be self-performed and what will be subcontracted
5. ensuring the required resources are available and procured
6. ordering long-lead items
7. ordering materials which will be required to start the project
8. sourcing equipment
9. arranging the necessary permits
10. preparing and submitting the required paperwork to the client which may include:
a. quality plans
b. safety plans
c. environmental plans
d. traffic management plans
e. method statements
f. job hazard assessments
Proper and thorough planning will pay dividends and will save costs and make the management of the project easier. Time spent on planning is time well spent.
(an extract from my book 'Building a Successful Construction Company - The Practical Guide)
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