Planning is a vital part of any construction project, but especially for those involving precast concrete. Planning limits wasted time, prevents mistakes and increases efficiency. Here’s how to go about creating a plan for your next precast project.
Do You Need a Plan?
You might be thinking several successful precasters do not utilize plans, and you’d be correct. However, without planning, a great deal of project time is spent putting out fires and solving problems that could easily be avoided. By planning, you can create forward-thinking, proactive teams that get the job done in less time and with fewer mistakes. Isn’t that what everybody wants?
Hold an Initial Meeting
In order to plan a precast project, you must first hold a meeting to coordinate plans with the customer. You want to make sure everyone is on the same page in terms of mission, operational strategy and overall goals. Make sure you’ll not only be able to meet the customer’s expectations, but also communicate with them moving forward. Together, you can determine the project scope, exchange contact information and work backward from the targeted delivery date to set specific milestones.
Continue to Communicate
After your initial meeting, you should provide project updates to your customer as you move forward. Let them know if there are any changes in regards to the anticipated deadline. During the project, don’t be afraid to reevaluate the plan and make adjustments as needed.
It’s like the old saying goes: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you want to minimize mistakes and maximize efficiency, consider sitting down to develop a plan before beginning a precast project.
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