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When you want to save money and cut down on construction rework, you need to know some key tips and strategies that will help you. Some of these tips are:
Identifying the rework indicators early on
Rework, or material error, is a common problem in construction projects. It is often the cause of delays and cost overruns. In addition to causing time delays, rework can add labor costs of up to 7%.
Researchers have conducted numerous studies to identify causes of rework and determine management strategies to prevent it. Some scholars focus on individual or project-based rework indicators. Others have identified leading indicators. Identifying the rework indicators early on can help reduce costly rework in engineering projects.
The authors of the study compiled data through questionnaire survey research and analyzed the academic literature. Their findings were compiled into a mean score statistical index and the scores were filtered using a robust mathematical cutoff value.
The results of the study indicate that only 15 rework factors meet the occurrence likelihood cutoff value of 3.50. These 15 factors are categorized as critical frequent rework sources.
Improving field communications
One of the most challenging aspects of managing a construction project is ensuring the timely delivery of high quality work. This is especially true when there is no permanent infrastructure in place. To address this issue, companies are deploying new technologies that are designed to provide reliable real time communications. Some of these technologies are also tasked with reducing the cost of rework, ensuring safety, and optimizing schedules. In order to do all of these tasks correctly, it is essential to ensure a coherent communication channel between field workers and corporate headquarters.
It’s no secret that field and office workers often operate in separate worlds. While this may have its advantages, it comes at a cost. These are particularly true in a construction setting where access to existing city infrastructure is either too costly or too difficult to obtain. There’s a silver lining to this unfortunate reality: improved field communication leads to better, more efficient projects.
Improving quality control checks before rework
One way to reduce the cost of construction projects is to conduct quality control checks before rework occurs. This is especially important when it comes to large projects. The smallest of errors can add up, and can have a huge effect on a project’s schedule and overall quality.
The best way to achieve this is to develop a detailed checklist. This will allow you to catch small errors early on, and can prevent rework later. Also, it will give you an idea of where to begin.
It is also possible to improve the quality of your project by improving the quality of the work being done. For example, using the best materials is an important part of any construction project. If you are using a faulty material, you will need to send the batch back to the supplier.
Assessing the processes related to accounting (contabilidad) and balance sheets (presupuestos)
A study has shown that assessing the processes related to accounting and balance sheets on construction projects can help reduce costly work. In addition, the results have revealed that the use of indicators is not generally effective. These findings suggest the need for greater fiscal transparency and a treasury reform.
Cost overruns can occur due to changes in unit prices, material costs and labor productivity. They also can be a result of high wage rates or insufficient resources. Therefore, it is important to analyze them closely.
Although most countries have systems that interface with the IFMIS, the validity of their operations is limited. The most common method is to use a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. However, the majority of countries do not report extra-budgetary fund information. This is because most legislation prohibits such use.
Keeping on deadline
There are plenty of pitfalls to avoid on any given job site. However, the ills that plague you can be mitigated by a well conceived project plan. One major hazard is the lack of a central command center. The best way to go about this is by getting on a formal schedule and committing to a project plan. For the best results, a little research goes a long way. Some of the aforementioned pitfalls include a lack of planning or an abrasive executive. A solid project plan is one of the most valuable assets in any organization. While a teetering deadline is no small feat, a solid approach to managing the aforementioned pitfalls will ensure a smoother ride for the project team and the clientele at large.