Hold Points

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Set hold points for your projects, in the scope documents, specifications and especially on the drawings. Enforce inspection of these hold points, to ensure the scope and quality requirements are met.

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Wet Weather Delays

Problem: Wet weather can severely impact the delivery schedule (and associated costs) of a project that includes works outside or that is dependent on outdoor work. Solution: If you are …

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Construction Stage Services Costs

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Construction stage services cost more if the design is still being done when construction begins. Target all the design to be done before construction begins. If that is not possible, …

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Seasonal Influences

Consider seasonal influences on construction. Wet/dry season, snow, monsoon, etc. Be prepared for this and plan accordingly, with allowance for unexpected weather.

Order More than Required

When ordering lots of smaller items (e.g. 50 x 40mm PVC ball valves) it is a good idea to order 5 to 10 percent more than required. This allows for …

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Lay Down Area

Plan your lay down area for delivery and storage of equipment. You may have a marked “area” supplied by the client but you should mark on the ground exactly where …

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