An easy trick for minimizing construction delays

About one out of every three construction projects is behind schedule or over budget, according to the Construction Industry Institute's Assessment of Owner Project Management Practices and Performance survey. SPONSORED CONTENT

August 25, 2014 |
Joe Edge

Image: Star Building Systems

About one out of every three construction projects is behind schedule or over budget, according to the Construction Industry Institute's Assessment of Owner Project Management Practices and Performance survey. 

Facing these odds, how can you make your project a success—not a statistic? 

“When your building supply order arrives, audit the list of materials on the manifest,” advises Cary Barger, manager of field services at Star Building Systems, in a Mr. Quick Fix tip on the Starbuildings blog. “Doing this one simple review could keep your job from missing your deadline.”

Often times, builders will receive their supplies, off load them, and set them aside until they are needed, which could be 30 to 45 days later. By auditing the manifest list when the order arrives, you can troubleshoot for any missing material. If there is a problem, you’ve got a window of time to call us, report the issue, and to receive a new shipment long before the supplies are ever needed.

Without the audit, you risk not having the supplies when you need them, as well as knowing whether or not the supplies ever arrived. They may have been misplaced after arrival, or even stolen. So check the manifest. It’s a quick tip that takes little extra time but could save you weeks of delay and cost on a job.

Some delays are inevitable, but increased understanding of external factors, attention to detail and proactive communication can help keep the project moving forward. 

Read more from the Starbuildings blog. 

Editor's note: This is sponsored content. The text and image were provided by the sponsor company.

Joe Edge | Metal Building Trends

Joe Edge is Managing Director of International Services with Star Building Systems. During his 30-plus-year career with the company, he has held several positions, including President, Director of Customer Service, Vice President of Sales, District Sales Manager, and Northern Regional Sales Manager. Edge has also served as an estimator, drafter, and project manager for a Star Builder. He holds a BA degree from West Georgia College. Hobbies include fishing, reading, bike riding, scuba diving, and traveling for business or pleasure.

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