What is the greatest concern of project managers when they embark on a new construction job? That’s an easy one: costs. With every passing day on-site, with every small delay and malfunction, the overall cost of the project can increase exponentially. As electricians with over 100 combined years working the field, we’ve concluded there are 5 factors that affect costs more than anything else on job sites.
- Material processing: what’s rule numero uno in the industry? Time is money. Typically, there are 6 steps involved from ordering material to receiving it at your job site, each taking around a week. That’s money down the drain, plus six chances for you to get messed over.
- Weather: Rain, snow, sleet...you name it, it messes up your project timeline and can ruin your materials.
- Material malfunction: for every faulty light bulb, there’s a deadline that gets pushed off. Can you say frustrating? Not to mention dangerous...
- Underestimated project timelines: We love our estimators. But after all, we’re only human. Timelines can be miscalculated, resulting in more labor hours being spent than predicted.
- Inefficiency: Plain and simple. If your guys are wasting time, either with intent or due to the above factors, you’re going to see it in your bottom line.
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