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How to Keep Your Construction Project Under Budget

No construction company (or any company for that matter) wants to go over budget on a project. Obviously when a project is on budget things are going well. But being under budget means things are even better! Follow these 4 steps to keep your project under budget and your pockets happy.

  1. Have a plan and set a budget. The cost of a project can get out of control if you don’t have a plan from the start. Communicate with all major stakeholders then come up with a clear plan so you can budget the project accordingly. This will save you a lot in the long run.
  2. Choose the right team. This is extremely important as making the wrong choice could cost you big bucks when you have to backtrack and fix major mistakes. Spending a little extra time and money in this department will increase your profit in the long run.
  3. Measure twice and cut once. This is obvious as it cuts down on waste and therefore money. This doesn’t only apply to material waste such as cutting a piece of wood too short, this also applies to poor planning. Plan every detail possible right from the beginning and you will avoid having to cut again.
  4. Allow yourself a contingency. If you give yourself a contingency this takes the stress off of minor hiccups along the way. When you have prepared for that in your budget you can still come out of a project with some money left over.

As the saying goes, “fail to plan and plan to fail”. This is important to remember when budgeting for a project. Have a well thought-out budget from the beginning and you are sure to win!

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