Making projects like constructions or even on school requirements entails multiple problems to be encountered. It is very important to keep in mind all possible problems that may occur throughout the duration of the project including the pre and post preparations. Contractors and the leading authorities of a particular project should be aware of these problems in order to prevent it from happening and to avoid major delays in construction. Furthermore, they need to be aware of these so that they can save money, time, and labor. Listed below are some of the most common construction problems to deal with.
Contractors are faced with problems on their spending of construction equipment and infrastructural materials. Clients and owners always want to have some extra money left in the bag in case of emergency uses. There are times when contractors will buy an extra of those materials, given that it might be useful in the near future. However, some of these extra materials will go to waste and are considered as overspending or a waste of money.
Architecture and Civil Engineer Disagreement
One of the most common problems in the planning and design of the infrastructure is the opposing ideas of the architect and the civil engineer. The architects are responsible for the facade of the building and how it appears to the eyes of the people. Sometimes, they don’t take into consideration the effects of those designs to the foundation or strength of the building, which is a reason why they disagree.
It is obvious that in building infrastructures, there are footprints, blueprints, and plans to follow. Although, in most cases, plans are not met by the contractors. This means that the actual section of a building is not coherent with the plan. Examples of these are the different height of windows from the ground and or the distance of doorframes from the columns.
Lack of Communication
There are multiple instances in construction when the contractors fail to communicate with the engineers and the entire working force about certain changes in plans made by the owners. The lack of communication between parties often leads to mishaps or misleads.
Equipment and material delays
The delays in the arrival of equipment are also a common problem encountered in construction. Some are caused by third party factors while others are major mishaps from the contractors themselves. These problems are part of the preparation in the pre-period of the construction and are expected to happen.