Summer Construction: Are You Prepared?

Summer is here and that means summer construction! Are you prepared for the busiest construction season? Here are some ways you can get and stay prepared as summer and the most popular Chicago construction season approaches.

Make a plan

As with all things in life, it’s important to have a plan! Creating a detailed plan is the first step to having a successful summer construction season. You always want to know what is going on and when in order to stay prepared.

Create a plan and a schedule that includes who should be the primary contact for any information or any problems. Also include some information regarding potential plan changes and delays and a quick guide for what should happen in response to those. This way you’re prepared for every scenario that could happen during your summer construction.

Pad your schedule

Weather can be unpredictable, especially in Chicago. On top of potential weather delays, you could end up dealing with other delays as well. Permits might not get approved in time, equipment could be delayed, there could be issues with inclement weather, and more.

It’s important to know the historical weather patterns of the area, know how high-risk your project is, and take care to weatherproof your site.

Pad your schedule with extra time so that if you do experience some delays, you won’t be thrown off your schedule.

Check in regularly

Even if you’re not at the summer construction site frequently yourself, it’s always a good idea to check in regularly. Make sure you’re regularly communicating with the workers at the job site and physically stopping in frequently. Keeping an active role in your project will help you stay on schedule as much as possible.

Issues will come up with any project, but it’s always better to be proactive and actively communicate to solve these issues with the least amount of delay. By regularly checking into your summer construction site, you’ll be able to stay on top of all of the info coming in and out of the project.

Looking to start your own summer construction project?

At Elston Materials, we can provide you with supplies for any project. Simply contact us to learn more. You can view all of our products here to see which ones are best for your project.

Cassie Vu