Reduce Subcontractor Callbacks
Catching mistakes early in the process, or before they even happen, will save time on subcontractor rework and reduce overall project costs. The more you can improve quality during the construction process, the shorter your punch lists will be, and the fewer resources you will have to invest in correcting errors.
Maintain Timeline Goals
Completing a project on time without sacrificing quality is a fundamental challenge of the construction industry. With so many moving parts, some delays are inevitable.
However, by integrating quality control throughout the entire process, you can avoid the delays that are caused by unnecessary rework or safety issues. With every project, you can also learn how to reduce future timelines by identifying common challenges and being proactive about avoiding them the next time.
Improve Safety Track Record
Be Smarter about Subcontractor Selection
Every time you go through the same quality control processes, superintendents and subcontractors learn more about what is expected from them. This helps improve both quality and efficiency on future construction projects.
Any new team members will also have to go through the same processes, so they will quickly learn the best practices and preferred methods to meet quality goals. This enables faster onboarding of new personnel and also provides a useful training tool.
Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
Quality control in construction requires inspecting hundreds, or even thousands, of details. Creating internal checklists might seem like a good place to start, but even the most experienced professionals don’t know what they don’t know. Use existing checklists that incorporate all of the relevant CSI divisions so you don’t leave any gaps and so you don’t have to make mistakes to learn what you missed.
Homegrown solutions may initially feel like a money-saver, but most people quickly learn that internal tools are not comprehensive enough or that they don’t have the in-house skills to develop a system that provides all the desired functionality.