The Issues That Can Affect Construction Projects and How to Avoid Them

By: | March 31st, 2016

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There are a number of issues that can potentially get in the way of the successful completion of your construction project. Often, these are quite obvious factors you need to either avoid or at least have the right procedures in place to counteract. However, sometimes these can be aspects that catch you and your project off-guard.

To ensure that you don’t become a victim of such problems, below we’ve detailed a few examples of these issues and clearly show how you can prevent them from occurring.

Initial Challenges

First of all, you can encounter some initial challenges when looking for partnerships and indeed an area to build. The solution to these problems is to draw up contracts with stakeholders and landowners from the outset to make it clear if there are any allowances for:

  • Additional stakeholders to be added
  • A change in the potential construction timeframe
  • Flexibility on late changes to funding and designs

You also need to have all the relative permits and documentation in place as well, to stay safe and legal.

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Technical Flaws

Along with the above, there are also other technical aspects to consider at the start of the project.

  • The designs should be complete and please all parties involved
  • The environmental analysis should be thorough and concise
  • All the proposed materials and equipment should be up to standard


A significant factor is the finance behind the project and can often make or break successful completion. You need to make sure your team can protect you against issues such as overspending, debts, and missed payments. If you don’t feel like this is the case, you should use the services of an established and expert company that deals specifically in construction finance like Touch Financial for instance.

On-site Security

When you have broken ground and started construction, you should also have on-site security to protect what are essentially your important assets. During work downtime, your machinery, materials, and equipment could be at risk from theft unless you put steps in place such as secure fencing and security guard shifts.

If you are considering going forward with a new construction venture or you’ve started production but have concerns you’ve missed something important, make sure you take this advice. It’s even worth double checking some of these aspects just to make certain your project gets completed securely and on time.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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