The Importance of Keeping to the Timeline During a Construction Project

Commercial construction jobs are complex orchestrations that require planning, coordination, execution, and lots of moving pieces in between. To complete a job on time and stay within budget, the project must follow a sequence of events that take place within a very strict timeline. Even short delays and slight deviations can have disastrous results. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of sticking to a timeline in commercial construction and how Unique Building Group (UBG) does it on each and every project.

1. Sticking to a Timeline Avoids Unnecessary Expenses

When a project runs behind schedule, unnecessary expenses quickly accumulate. Before being awarded a contract, subcontractors estimate expenses and time required to complete a project and submit those totals in a bid. These estimates are used to calculate the cost of the entire project. When projects are delayed, labor and material expenses increase, which can ultimately result in the project coming in over budget. This can quickly eat into profits and require clients to provide additional funding.

2. Framing Delays Can Throw Off the Entire Sequence

As one of the industry’s best framing subcontractors, the team at Unique Building Group (UBG) is highly aware of the importance of a project timeline. Because framing often leads the project, we know any delays caused by our team can throw off the entire sequence. We take this responsibility very seriously, and managing a timeline is crucial to our success.

3. Staying On Schedule is Important for Stakeholder Relationships

Commercial jobs usually consist of multiple stakeholders including a client, a general contractor, and several subcontractors. Therefore, teamwork and trust between all parties are key pillars to success. When a subcontractor’s performance results in timeline disruptions, it can adversely impact their relationship with the general contractor or the general contractor’s relationship with the client. It even places additional stress on other subcontractors. Sticking to a project timeline is critical for maintaining a positive relationship with all stakeholders.

4. A Timeline is Important for Resource Allocation

The allocation of construction machines and equipment is also based on a project timeline. When tasks are completed on time, it ensures equipment usage is being maximized and machines aren’t sitting idle. When there are unexpected delays, it could prevent workers or teams from getting the equipment they need, which can in turn result in even more delays.

5. Staying On Track Boosts Productivity and Quality

Project delays not only result in additional expenses, they can also lead to worker burnout. Workers often have to work overtime to get the project back on track. Tired or unmotivated workers are more likely to cut corners and perform poorly. They’re also more likely to be injured on the job. Sticking to a timeline helps boost morale, keeps workers happy, and reduces safety incidents.

Staying on schedule is one of the most important things a commercial subcontractor can do. At UBG, our strong industry reputation is founded on our ability to consistently stick to a project timeline and produce high-quality results. We’ve been able to achieve this by setting realistic expectations, accurate bidding and estimating, and open and frequent communication with all partners.

If you’re a general contractor looking for a world-class framing subcontractor capable of performing large-scale projects and completing them on time, contact UBG today.