Check Geotechnical Information

Check and double check geotechnical information supplied by the client. If the client supplies the information, it would be ideal for the contract to specify that your design/construction relies on …

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Do Safety in Design Properly

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Do safety in design properly. Ensure your project and company have well developed systems to ensure it is done properly. Document your safety in design checks properly.

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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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Limit Your Liability

Make sure to limit your liability. Make this in writing in the contract A small project can still have a high risk of being liable to damages, especially if the …

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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.

Learn to Say No

You must learn to say no to some requests from clients If change requests from the client will make the design unsafe or unusable, you should refuse to change it. …

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Manage Risks

Identify and Manage Risks Properly This enables you to reduce or eliminate risks. Helps you make plans for each major risk. Reduces the possibility of things going wrong in the …

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Cover your project risks

Make sure to consider and allow for project commercial risks: Protect yourself with insurance Make risk plans (for specific risks) Evaluate possible risks (rate them) Work out likely percentages (probabilities) …

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