Civil contractors in Jayanagar:Getting back to track after lockdown
Civil contractors in Jayanagar
Eshas Group of companies is one of the best civil contractors in Jayanagar Bangalore. In this blog we are going to discuss on some important factors to check on while getting back to track after lockdown in construction industry.
Construction business all around the country is eagerly waiting to get back in track as soon as the lockdown period ends. But restarting the construction of a project after a COVID-19 induced lockdown is not simple action. The long-term effects of the virus are still unknown and reducing the effect of lockdown on the schedule and budgets requires a focused planning.
Here are few steps to get back your project to be restarted in the right way-
1. Ready to mobilize
Call out to your fellow contractors as you can’t plan your return to work with in vacuum. Before restarting the project again, a start-up plan will have to be made and shared with all professional in the project i.e., mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural etc. Before developing the plan the contractor must ensure that all the trade and its workforce is still in business to support your plan. For instance: check whether electrical items and electrician for electrical works are available, interior designers and their material required are available etc.
If any shops or subs are not ready to operate, you may need to find a substitute to hand over the portion of their work. This can be time-consuming process especially if the owner wants to check out each one.
Make sure your workers are healthy and ready to work. A head count of your crew is one best way to make sure about it. While employing temporary worker on the projects- they may lack in experience as they need hiring and training in the middle of the running project. This can have some implications on quality, safety and output. As well as, employees have to keep social distance as per the guidelines of government and also have to minimize congestion in worksite.
2. Recheck the schedule
It’s important that contractors identifies the pre-shutdown plan may no longer function or may requires re-analysis on basis of current situation. With the days increasing in lockdown the seasonal work may be forced to non-seasonal periods and require re-sequencing. Whether or not the shutdown is resolved soon, there will be a ripple effect on materials and equipment that may be continued for months. Before scheduling for new completion date, be sure to approach your vendors to know the delivery timelines. You should also communicate with owner to provide a list of backup vendors.
Changes in productivity are another important factor to be considered while rescheduling the date, especially at time immediately following the end of lockdown period
Due the pandemic is not yet been able to completely wiped out the restriction of government on work force will also have a great impact.
3. Document everything
Most of the contracts have clause to protect yourself from being held responsible for the delays that is beyond reach of your hand to control. For instance: labour strikes, natural disasters, pandemics etc. In any case, contractors also have the responsibility to mitigate the delays with best of their actions-whether or not caused by them. Having properly documenting the processes you adopted to do this will help you avoid liquidated damages.
There will also be cost overrun due to lockdown. Suppliers may be forced to increase the price, subcontractor may be appointed in between the project and that may be more expensive. You may have to pay more overtime to get project back on schedule. Changes in cost are simultaneous providing the proof that they were direct result of the shutdown.
Best Civil contractors in Jayanagar
Eshas Civil contractors in Jayanagar, we have strong project control and system that is capable of providing the owner with an accurate assessment of the shutdown’s impact and hence, we are more likely to recover such costs.
4. Tighten your belt
Until these extra expenses are recovered, you will be footing the bill. Reduce your unnecessary cost as much as possible. These cost-saving ideas may vary from one company to other and from one project to other. However, they can extend from being extra careful not waste material to temporarily reducing the salaries. The leanest organizations will have the best odds of getting successful.
Convey your course of events to restart work with the client to make sure they're to continue financing. Keep in mind: this shutdown influenced everybody's pockets. Presently is a decent time to acquaint yourself with your state's lien laws, in the event of some unforeseen issue.
5. Begin planning yesterday
Since nobody knows precisely how long – or months – every region's construction freeze will proceed, the best time to begin arranging your return to work is now. Just explaining, the making arrangements for restarting an undertaking should be done now and changed as needed, when trade input is received. Those temporary workers that wait to start begin assessing how to best deal with these conditions until shutdown orders are lifted won't be in a situation to restart their activities and relieve shutdown impacts.
Civil contractors in Jayanagar - Conclusion
Period after the lockdown is crucial time that requires your company to be pre-planned and prepared to deal any uncertainties that can happen.
For more tips and service, contact “Eshas Group” of companies one of the best civil contractors in Jayanagar.