Safety is paramount during construction projects. Therefore, site inspections before and during the project are considered crucial to ensure a smooth timeline and finished product. Safe working conditions for the construction team should always be a concern for all parties involved, primarily, the project/program managers and owners.
There are two different types of site inspections in the industry: scheduled and random inspections. While the meaning of the two are obvious, the timing of inspections can have a significant impact on the outcome.
Successful inspections prior to a construction project start can assure ease of mind for workers and managers alike, and almost guarantee the best product possible. Our onsite construction managers gave some valuable insight as to how construction managers and owners can prepare for a successful inspection.
Failed inspections can cause a significant time lapse in fulfillment. If you’ve failed an inspection, you’ll need to go back to square one and work with the owner to establish a safety-first culture on the site.
One industry that struggles with numerous failed inspections is the public sector, or more specifically certain municipalities. While public infrastructure is important, inspections through some municipalities require excessive paperwork, a challenging scheduling process, permitting, and approvals that can take months at a time. These delays can affect the critical path of the project if not properly accounted for, leading to lost operational days.
Don’t be discouraged if you fail a site inspection, especially if you are working with municipalities. As mentioned before, keep a positive attitude, stay organized, and try again.
Any further questions on site inspections? Talk to our team now about the importance of safety and what else you can expect for your upcoming project.
March 4th, 2020 | construction management