A commercial building project has many moving elements at one time. As a project manager, it is your responsibility that all team members deliver the service you need for you to accomplish your goals. Not only do you need to have the right contractors, but you also need to make sure everything is taken care of, from material handling to waste removal. Here are five things you should keep track of during each phase of the project to ensure you meet your goals.
Contractor and Material Costs
Commercial building projects may require updates for zoning and a current building permit. Hiring a contractor will guide you through this process, but be sure to keep track of the labor, adherence to blueprint specifications, and materials utilized throughout the process.
Size, Quantity, and Schedule of Skip Bins
Using skip bins is essential. Knowing approximately how massive your commercial demolition will be will determine how large a container you will need, how many you will require, and what kind of schedule you will need to keep for installation and removal throughout the process.
Commercial projects will always have some hurdles. Be aware of any pressing deadlines (such as tenants moving in) and prepare a timeline well in advance to schedule specific technicians to be on site. Always allow for more time than anticipated to prepare for unexpected emergencies.
The Need for Modifications
A blueprint will sufficiently provide you with an understanding of a transformative commercial project. However, keep track of any modifications that will need to occur once the initial remodel is complete. This way, you will have a concrete list to go from to keep your project moving forward and provide you the time to conduct any research before implementation.
Keeping track of who is doing what is essential, but it is also vital to keep track of communications that are happening both on and off-site. Logging conversation times and dates, along with specific notes, is crucial to ensure that everyone is on the same page at all times. Communication logs are especially vital if you are a commercial entity and conducting business during any renovation or remodeling project.
Tracking these things seems simple but crucial to your project’s success. Whether it is staying within your budgetary recommendation to remove waste appropriately and efficiently, tracking each detail during every phase is the only way to ensure that you meet your goals.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.