Errors and Omissions

Don’t admit to errors or omissions until you consult with a proper internal team (managers, project director, financial, legal). If you are admitting an error, make sure it is actually …

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Low Bids by Contractors

Be wary of low bids by contractors. Get a number of bids. Compare and check why a low bid is so low. If a low bid is accepted, be especially …

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Risk Analysis

Do a proper risk analysis before bidding for and accepting a project. Be especially aware of “first of its kind” projects for yourself, your company, or your industry (industry level …

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Keep impeccable documentation

It is important in a project to keep very good documentation. It should be complete, organised, and easy to search (not unorganised folders on lots of team members desks where …

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Client or Contractor Track Record

When preparing a tender, signing a contract, or making a purchase order, be careful to check a potential client’s or contractor’s track record. They may be a known litigator. Your …

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Scope Creep

Be careful of scope creep. Scope creep is where small additions or changes add up to contribute a larger and larger change in the scope of the project, often affecting …

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Single Decision Maker

Have a single decision maker as the main point of contact (both on your side and on the client side). If you have multiple points of contact for your project, …

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Check Standards for Pipes

Check the standards you are supposed to adhere to in your project for the pipes. Remember that imported equipment might come with different flange drilling than what your pipe flanges …

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Clear Specifications

An important lesson I have learned if you are on the design side of the project. Make the specifications clear. Unclear or contradictory specifications just end up leading to having …

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