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Establishing Strong Foundations For Your Construction Business

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Sand, it’s not so great to build on, as any construction professional will know. In fact, when it comes to the real-life activity of development, building on a foundation of sand can be a challenging task indeed. The same could be said, in a metaphorical sense, of building your construction company on unstable foundations too. Happily, the advice in the post below should help you to avoid such weak foundations. Therefore giving your business has the best chance to grow into a strong and successful construction company. 

Working with contractors 

Construction is one of those industries where a great deal of the work needs to be subcontracted out. Of course, there are a lot of benefits to this. The first being that it allows those with the best skills and experience to use their skills on the tasks where they are most needed. Additionally, it is much more cost-effective for the contracting company. The reason being that it means they can recruit workers for the duration of a project. Rather than having to have permanent staff that can do every single task necessary. 

However, because of this, choosing the wrong contractors, or improperly managing them can pose a significant threat to your business. In fact, it can put your reputation at risk both with the client and with the general public if quality control or safety procedures are not upheld. 

With that in mind, clear guidelines for employing and interacting and training all subcontractors is vital if you want to ensure your construction company stands on solid ground. 

Running your sites right

Another strong foundation to build your business on is running your sites in the most efficient way possible. After all, construction work takes up a lot of time and effort. Both of which can cost your company a great deal, often unnecessarily. 

Therefore you must regularly audit the work processes that are being used on-site and update them when possible. In fact, you may just be surprised as to how much person-power you can save by implementing small changes like using pumping concrete on site. Instead of a traditional shovel and wheelbarrow technique. Something that can also make it much easier to meet your deadlines and please your clients too. 

Health and safety

Lastly, when it comes to strong foundations, healthy and safety is crucial when running a construction business. In fact, if those starting such an enterprise don’t have a healthy regard for the rules, there is really no point in beginning

This is because construction can be one of the most hazardous industries there is. What with all the working at heights, heavy machinery, and dangerous tools and materials used. Of course, accidents on site can harm your business in a variety of ways. Not least by the fact that your company could be liable for compensation that could lead to bankruptcy. 

With that in mind, training every site user on health and safety, as well as abiding by the legal requirements laid down for the industry is a crucial aspect of creating a strong foundation for your construction company.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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