Before you start planning your next construction project, here’s an infographic about the benefits of modular versus traditional construction that may help you determine which building method is right for you.
Everyone likes to share project success stories. The challenges and hiccups that occur during the project are not so willingly shared. As some road blocks are inevitable, some problems can be avoided by good planning and leadership. ModSpace Construction Services Director, John Costas, highlighted for us the 10 common project management mistakes in construction that every general contractor should avoid.
Not Reading the Contract
This should be done before any project is accepted. It’s important to fully understand what’s expected of your team and your subcontractors contractually. Not reading this through will likely result in missed obligations outlined in the contract.
Improper Safety Training
Safety must be addressed before the project starts, as well as enforced for the duration of the project. Failure to do so greatly increases the risk of injuries. Reminders as you walk through your site, like [Read more…] about 10 Common Project Management Mistakes in Construction
When you need to rent an office trailer, choosing the right provider is just as important as choosing the right building. Here are 5 tips for choosing the right office trailer provider.
On-time Delivery AND Pick-up Guarantee
Many companies promise on-time delivery. Few are willing to put their money where their mouth is. A company that [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Trailer Provider
Construction workers are trained to solve issues on the job, but what about the problems that may arise before the job has started? Purchasing is a large part of the trade and it is crucial to trust your supplier. You’ve probably been given direction and tips on buying, but how about what not to do? We sat down with ModSpace Purchasing Manager, Phil Kolaskey who told us about five purchasing pitfalls for construction.
Price: Less isn’t more.
Be careful buying the least expensive products and materials. The lowest price is usually the least value, and the most headaches. Account for equipment as well as labor when planning, and be sure to factor size and location into [Read more…] about 5 Purchasing Pitfalls for Construction
Unified Fire Services Area (UFSA) needed a new fire house for three full-time employees in Eagle Mountain, Utah. The building had to fit in a 24’ x 60’ area and it had to be ready in just 120 days. UFSA quickly realized modular construction was the best choice to complete the job on time.
ModSpace went to work on designing and building two 12’ x 60’ modular units that incorporated all of UFSA’s requirements; three bedrooms, two restrooms, a kitchen, a lounge and a space for a washer and dryer. They were delivered, installed and the building was ready for occupancy in less than 120 days.
“ModSpace was very easy to work with in getting changes and details into the plans,” said Cynthia Mathews, Regional Director of United Fire Services Area. “I was happy to have someone local to talk and meet with on the project.”
Subcontractors have become the norm at construction sites. The benefits to construction firms are plenty. But so are the risks. On the surface, a quality sub should make your job easier. Alternately, a sub-quality sub can put your entire operation in jeopardy. As you weigh the pros and cons of using subcontractors on the jobsite, here’s what some construction industry experts are saying as to how you can get the most out of these relationships and mitigate risk at the same time.
The only risk you assume here is time lost to vetting an unqualified sub. Take the time to [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Better Subcontractor Management in Construction