Essential Project Management Tips

If you have a construction project to complete, you are probably looking through all the building contractors in Alice Springs. If that is the case, we've got some essential project management tips to get you started. Before you get in touch with our builders at Jaws Contracting, take a look at our tips and advice below.

Get Your Budget in Order

Know how much money you have to spend. Do not rely on your saved amount and then a borrowed amount because it throws off your budget. Simply use the amount you have and forget about borrowing because it is a slippery slope.

Plan Your Project and Fit it Within Your Budget

People who use their budget to plan their project are the ones who overspend. Always start with the project first, and then fit it into your budget. Start with the project, and maybe you will pick a type of tile for a bathroom, but then when you fit it into your budget, you discover you can only half tile the bathroom. This is how you complete a project correctly.

Find a Suitable Building Contractor

If you want the perfect pie, then you hire the perfect baker. If you want a project to go off without a problem, then you need to hire a good building contractor. Specifically, you need one that understands your project and who is on board with getting it completed as per your time frame and budget.

Make a Schedule and a Working Plan

Creating a schedule and a working plan seems obvious, but so few people actually do it. You need to know what will be done, how long it will take, and when it is due to be completed. Without this information, your project could drag on for months and cost far more than it should.

Assume There Will be Delays and Problems

Part of the process of any project is having to deal with problems and delays. With that in mind, you have to assume there will be problems. You could even come up with plans to accommodate any delays and possible problems. You should even leave 15% of your budget free as part of your contingency budget.

Choose a Better Building Contractor

The fact is that no guide to project management matters if your builder is not up to standard. We are perpetually rated as the building contractors in Alice Springs. If you are looking to complete a building or renovation project, then please keep us in mind. Get in touch for a quote.

For more advice on contractor services, read our previous blog on Why Your Business Should Do An Electrical Audit.