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Top Tips in Handling Complex Construction Projects

Top Tips in Handling Complex Construction Projects

Managing complex construction projects requires sharp focus and skills regardless of what type of industry that your project belongs to. That’s why it is vital to engage in planning, scheduling, and staying in the loop, while working with stakeholders, subcontractors, and third-parties.

Despite having developed a strategy that works for you already, it is still important to continue learning and acquire knowledge related to your field. In fact, you can still boost your efficiency and success as a construction project manager with these top tips.

Communication is key

Your job as a construction manager is to connect people with their responsibilities. It can sometimes become complicated when you have many tasks to attend to, but acknowledging the person behind the job duties will eventually pay off.

Thus, you need to build trust and establish human relationships which will lead to enhanced professional communication. According to a survey, 52% of rework is because of miscommunication and poor project data and led to billions of dollars lost each year.

For instance, the use of new technology in construction can do wonders for the project as a whole.

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Building information modelling (BIM) software
  • Data collection applications
  • 3D printing
  • Drones
  • Virtual reality and wearables

BIM provides space for better collaboration because each expertise area and a person can add their piece to the same model. This is even better compared to breaking out multiple versions of a 2D paper drawing.

In addition, BIM can help with problem-solving in the planning and designing stages of a project by automating clash detection and providing a better picture of the construction project.

Flexible construction planning

Even if you keep on getting rid of project delays, it simply goes with any construction project. That is the reason why you need to plan and prepare to face the most unexpected events.

That is because it can give you more advantage to access any location on the jobsite and sense of control over any situation. Thus, it empowers you to plan ahead, update, and verify schedules and progress.

Risk mitigation

Every construction job has unique opportunities and challenges. Therefore, you can say that there will be different types of risks coming from both internal and external sources. Risk mitigation is a strategy to lessen the effects and prevent future threats which may be detrimental to the project.

You can always be alert so that you can mitigate the construction risks. These include the following.

  • Trying to avoid them
  • Delegating those you are not responsible for
  • Identifying risks as soon as possible when they appear
  • Breaking them down into manageable tasks

However, one of the top obstacles in the management of risks is the lack of awareness of how costly risks are.

Lifelong learning

Needless to say, cutting-edge or new technology is already embedded in the personal and professional lives of people nowadays. But there is a possibility to fall behind if you are not capable of learning new things.

So, you must keep an eye on the most recent trends being the first step to stay ahead of your competitors. Then, you need to find the best tools to be able to put your findings into action.

The use of and practices laser scanning technology is continually gaining momentum in the construction industry. In fact, laser scanning can prove beneficial to all stakeholders throughout the project’s lifecycle when you do it right.

New technology for complex construction projects

  • 3D Point cloud. This is a collection of many small data points that exist within 3 dimensions. They create a 3D structure wherein more details and terrain properties can be seen if the denser the point cloud is.

A point cloud can be created with the use of 2 primary methods, such as light detection and ranging or LiDAR and photogrammetry.

  • Photogrammetry for point cloud surveying. Photogrammetry is a common method for the creation of point clouds. Images are captured with the help of a drone at different angles of the landscape.

The images are stitched together to develop a point cloud, create a 3D mesh, and produce a 3D model within the BIM or CAD program.

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    Author: Sonia