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We know it’s not possible to avoid every possible mistake on the jobsite, but why not try? Staying vigilant during projects by understanding, identifying, and avoiding common mistakes can keep your timelines and budgets on schedule, limit accidents, and create a positive, productive work environment for your construction company. Here are 5 of the most common construction mistakes and how to avoid them to keep your business running smoothly and profitably.

1. Ignoring Safety Measures
Accidents are always a possibility, no matter how cautious your crew is, but adhering to all the necessary safety regulations and protocols can greatly reduce the risk of such events. Proper management can ensure that all proper precautions are followed, all incidents are properly documented, and – most importantly – your team and property are as safe as possible.

2. Hiring Inadequate Workers
Having a progressive business model and a top-notch HR department to seek out and hire the best talent available can keep your work environment running smoothly and efficiently. Vetting candidates thoroughly and choosing those with the widest range of skill sets is your best bet for a successful construction crew.

3. Careless Budgeting
Overestimates or incomplete bids can deter potential clients, thus costing you the jobs you need, whereas underestimating may lead to monetary losses on the jobs you do procure. Taking the time and forethought to carefully asset and plan out your future projects can mean the difference between a thriving business and one drowning in debt.

4. Relying on Outdated Software
Inefficiencies, lost data, and mistakes are always on the line when dealing with technology and software, and they can cost your construction company millions. Investing in modern, cloud-based construction management platforms can bring stability to the chaos of the construction process and help you boost productivity and profitability.

5. Not Modernizing Manual Processes
Manual construction processes leave all aspects of a project vulnerable and prone to mistakes and inefficiencies. Stop relying on paper trails to track your progress. To boost efficiency, drive down costs, keep your projects safe, and stay on schedule and budget, you need to deploy the right software designed for construction and stay up to date on new features.

Managing a construction company means dealing with a lot of moving parts – both literally and metaphorically – so why not make the process easier for yourself and your team? Insta Answer has over 50 years of experience handling customer service calls and dispatching for construction companies, and we’re ready to take on yours as well. Give us a call today to see how we handle your calls.

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Steve Samuels

A respected contact-service executive and thought-leader, Insta Answer CEO Steve Samuels has over 30 years experience in the industry. Steve posts his insights here on our blog weekly (and sometimes more.)

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