Saving Time and Money On Building Projects

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( — September 1, 2017) — Building a new project is a very exciting time but it can be stressful with many financial deadlines looming that are solely dependent on whether the labor can get completed. With Trump implementing plans to spend $1 trillion over 10 years on infrastructure projects within the US, it is a great time to be in the construction business.

When maximizing speed and time in a project it is a tightrope between safety and efficiency that will lead to the best results. Organizing your team and sidestepping problems are essential to finish the project with money and time to burn.

Hiring Contractors And Bypassing Potential Problems 

Depending on the size of the building project, one of the best way to hire the best contractors is to talk to people for referrals. It is not rocket science to understand that going in blind and hiring a contractor without doing any type of research is not a good idea.

The building industry is littered with people and companies that will take your money and once they have received a bid on another project they are gone.

A good place to start the background check, once you have decided on a company and received the much needed referrals, is to do a corporation and business entity search at Once you find this information, make a list of potential contractors and call them to acquire bids that you’ll be able to compare and decide on a most affordable one.

It is also good to do research with former clients who have collaborated with those contractors to ensure you hire an optimal contractor.

From The Ground Up

Starting from the foundation and working your way up is the beginning any the project. It’s also one of the most time consuming projects. Safety is of the utmost importance because when digging deep into the ground can cause the trench walls to become weak and not have full support.

Using Aluminum Trench Boxes | ICON Equipment manufacture, allow for optimal safety and are also very time efficient when compared to former ways of supporting trench walls for any type of utility work. The boxes can be assembled quickly in a 2, 3 or 4 sided configuration for different types of projects, such as repair jobs, cable splice pits, plumbing repairs, gas, sewer and water taps.

Organizing And Saving Time

Having everyone involved in the project on the same page, communicating, being able to share ideas, and finding the correct information is essential to saving time and money. With the technology today, there is no reason not to be organized and efficient with objectives in place providing the supporting staff with the right tools to ensure deadlines are met.

Construction management and document software is can reduce paperwork and get everyone organized and on the same page. These new dashboards and apps enable optimal communication. Some platforms have even incorporated social media to tag people when important documents are needed to be signed or pushed along.

Also, in the construction field, sharing media is very important for everyone involved to get a better understanding of any issues that might have gone wrong or for sharing potential ideas. The ability to share a picture within seconds with your team can save hours further solidifying the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

Author Bio:

Jason Brooks

Jason Brooks is a super-connector with who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Jason frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.