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DEMOLITION SCHEDULES:
How To Get Faster Selective Demolition Schedules: Three Tips

Getting your selective demolition project done faster isn't just about convenience. Every day you shave off the schedule translates into serious savings for your budget. And while many people believe that the schedule for a project can't be changed, it's often possible to significantly shrink it.

Whether you have an urgent need to finish a project fast or just want the lower costs that come from a shorter timeline, there are a few steps you can take to shave some time off. Just focus on these three critical areas:

  1. Project Planning
    Start with a detailed project plan that's closely tied to a detailed schedule from your subcontractor. Be realistic about what you want to accomplish, and build in some flexibility for unexpected delays. At each step of your process, consider the resources that it will take to complete things properly and on time, and make sure to secure those resources before your project begins.

    This is also a great time to set expectations for subcontractors. Are they prepared to meet all of your smaller deadlines along the way? Who is accountable for meeting each goal in the process? Answering these questions up front will keep things on track, and make sure that small problems along the way don't turn into big ones.
  2. Manpower & Operations Management
    Make sure your subcontractor has experience in tightly scheduled, time-driven projects -- don't be afraid to ask for specific examples. The subcontractor should provide a detailed schedule that matches what you want to accomplish (remember, you've detailed this in your project plan -- share it with your subcontractor so they're aware of your expectations).

    Ideally, your subcontractor should have a team of home office and onsite supervisors who closely monitor progress. You should receive regular, ongoing updates throughout your project. If you're using multiple subcontractors, encourage them to communicate and coordinate their timelines to avoid inefficient scheduling.
  3. Equipment
    There's a big difference between the right tools for the job and the tools a subcontractor happens to have on hand. While older or outdated tools might get the job done, they could be unnecessarily time-consuming and labor-intensive, resulting in more expenses for you.

    What happens if a piece of critical equipment breaks down? Your subcontractor must have personnel who are capable of onsite troubleshooting, along with an in-house mechanic who can quickly make repairs as needed. Be sure to ask about equipment redundancies, too.

» Need a quality subcontractor to complete your projects fast? See how CTI will help.

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