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Tips for a successful construction project

August 29, 2019

It might be said that successful construction projects are all alike, but every difficult construction project is difficult in its own way, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

Of course, no project ever goes totally as planned. But the common factor in successful ones is constant communication and openness between the building owner and the contractor.

“Project success revolves around open and honest communication,” said Ron Jones, senior principal at Lamar Johnson Collaborative. “Projects are people-driven. It boils down to team chemistry, whether it’s good news or bad.” If it’s the latter, “you need open discussion to solve the problem, not pointing fingers or assigning blame.”

One key to success is getting all the right people involved as soon as possible, said Turner Burton, president of Hoar Construction — building owner, architect, engineer, contractor, and anyone else who may be necessary.expertise in a particular area.

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