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Importance of Staying Ahead of Project Deadlines

In every project, there are deadlines that must be kept. The project’s schedule relies on meeting those deadlines, and you could cause delays for everyone if you are not done on time. Failing to meet deadlines can also lead to major cost overruns and other problems. In this article, a Chattanooga construction law attorney discusses the importance of staying ahead of project deadlines.

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Client Satisfaction

If you want to keep your clients happy and satisfied, it’s essential that you stay on top of deadlines. To keep track of construction project deadlines, you should be reminded of them at least once a week. Even if you are not actively working on a project, it’s still important to be reminded of deadlines and statuses related to the project so that you are aware of when they are due. This way, you will not have to worry about falling behind and losing valuable work hours, nor will you have to worry about missing any work due to illness or any other unforeseen events. No one wants to work with a construction company that can’t meet its deadlines.

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Quality Control

Quality control is a component of cost containment that directly affects project schedules and budgets. If a schedule cannot be met at the specified cost, the project won’t be profitable. Rushed projects can compromise on quality but, by staying ahead of schedule, you won’t have to worry about the quality suffering.

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The ultimate way to make sure that all employees remain safe and healthy at all times is to ensure that each and every safety risk is identified and that all needed safety protocols are adhered to in an organized and consistent manner. For projects that are behind schedule, it’s all too easy to skip safety measures in the interest of a quicker turnaround. This can compromise quality and open up liability for the construction company if an injury were to happen.

Coordinating project schedules is one of the biggest problems that construction companies face. However, it’s critical that you meet the deadlines that you are assigned to. If you have questions about the problems that arise when you miss construction deadlines, contact one of the Chattanooga construction law attorneys from Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.

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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.