Building construction Durban has come a long way. Despite the advancements in technology and construction techniques, a lot of construction Durban projects are still faced with the issue of delays. Project delays are a major concern for any business that is in property development Durban.
Not only do delays impact your rate of construction and work, but they directly affect the timeline, which is likely to affect the civil engineering contractor’s Durban schedule and any other team members working on the construction project. Here are the top causes of delays in construction:
Poor weather can leave a projected halted for days, which can leave the construction team way behind schedule. This will threaten the already slim profit margins every single day that there is a delay. Bad weather as a result of rain or snow means that there is no way any work can proceed. Sadly, nothing can be done about bad weather except prepare adequately for it and wait for the storm to blow over before the professionals can return to the site.
Shortage of funds
A shortage of funds can occur suddenly and put the entire project in jeopardy. Funds tend to run out in construction because of mismanagement, poor planning or misquotes from bad contractors. When a construction projects lacks funding, the necessary materials needed cannot be purchased and worse still, the crew members cannot be paid for their services.
A budget shortage can cause a project to be shut down for weeks, some last for months, while other become abandoned. With proper project management Durban, budget shortages can be avoided thanks to high end accounting software that is designed specifically for construction companies.
Unreliable subcontractors are the death of every construction project. Unreliable contractors may lack the correct tools for the job, training, years of experience or the skills needed to handle the job as it should be. It is critical that you invest in fully trained full-time employees that are fully aware of all the processes. Employees should also be kept accountable so that your project can have the greatest chances of success.
Unexpected delays and changes
Delays are part of the construction process and although there are certain things that you can do to prepare for them, there are certain changes that crop up unexpectedly. For instance, the investor may suddenly pass away leaving the project unsupervised. At times, more requirements for the project might arise that make it necessary to stop for a few days or weeks.