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3 Ways Inspections Cause Delays

Construction projects are notorious for delays caused by delays or late shipments because of weather or shipment but we will share a few ways an inspection can cause a delay. Inspections are performed based upon construction requirements and it is your responsibility to decipher when a job is ready for inspection. We recommend contractors review their inspection requirements with a Bradenton contractor lawyer to avoid delays in scheduling errors, communication mistakes, and overspending on your estimated finances

Scheduling Errors

As the general contractor and permit holder, you must schedule the sequence of inspections. These list of inspections (i.e. building inspections, electrical inspections, mechanical inspections, and zoning inspections) are indicated on your permit cards. Don’t forget that permits, approved plans, and other forms must be on the worksite at the time of the inspection. Know how inspections work in your specific area because failure to prepare or pass an inspection calls for more of your time and sometimes the return of a subcontractor.

Communication Mistakes

Attention to detail and communication can help manage inspection schedules and keep the project moving. For the contractor, delays slow down work and efficiency. To manage construction time communicate inspection delays in your schedule. Learning this can mean the difference between profit and loss.

Overspending on Your Budget

An inspection delay can affect cost and the overall estimate of the project. Review the cost of the project after each inspection to be prepared for all costly changes.

To minimize inspection delays on construction projects, oversee site management, have a clear channel of communication, and plan a strategic and adaptable budget.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.