Finishing a construction project can be hectic and, sometimes, even chaotic. The project team is often focused on finishing the obvious work, while sometimes also being distracted by moving onto their next project. Unfortunately, in the rush to complete the project many small, but sometimes important, items are overlooked which could ultimately delay completing the project. In some cases, they could prove costly when items aren’t executed properly.
To make matters worse contractors often start removing staff from a project before it’s finished so that project costs are reduced, or, so they can start a new project. Sometimes these are key team employees who often have project knowledge that could be essential to close out the project correctly.
To avoid problems, it’s worth preparing a completion list several weeks before the project is due to be completed, and then allocate ‘action items’, with their completion dates, to those responsible for completing the items. It’s important to ensure that subcontractors and suppliers are aware of items they must attend to – particularly when it comes to supplying documentation such as operations manuals and warranties. Many project handovers have been derailed by a subcontractor who didn’t fulfil all their obligations.
In some cases, it may even be prudent to prepare a completion schedule so that progress of the items can be monitored.
Here’s a construction project checklist of items to consider:Some of the items which should be considered at the end of the project include:
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