Most construction projects occur during the warmer spring and summer months as winter construction can be difficult and generally more expensive. However, some winter construction projects are unavoidable. For instance, a client might have a strict project completion date, requiring you to work throughout the winter. Luckily, PlanHub’s software can help ease some of the issues that come with winter construction.
The Problems with Winter Construction
Winter typically comes with a bevy of unsuitable construction conditions, from frozen grounds to daylight savings time. You have to worry about how you can secure your employees as well as how to proceed with digging an already frozen ground. As a result of these conditions, you’ll have to be patient with the curing process throughout specific stages of the project.
Perhaps the one issue that takes the greatest hit is the communication among contractors and subcontractors, as well as how to bid for projects. You might not have the luxury of setting up meetings with other construction parties in search of a project, as visiting offices can be tough in the cold weather. It might also prove difficult to identify the people who are interested in your current project, especially if most sub-contractors have closed shop due to inclement weather.
How PlanHub Can Help
With PlanHub’s software, you won’t have to worry about the bidding process for construction projects. PlanHub allows you to post projects to a pool of available contractors and sub-contractors. If you are a subcontractor, you can also gain access to a variety of projects and bid for the ones that catch your eye. It is easy to track bids and communicate project specifics using the RFI center without having to leave your office at all.
For general contractors, you and your subcontractors have access to an online database, making decisions quite easy in a time where small mistakes can be costly. The solution also offers you unlimited space with a dedicated plan room for each project.
Winter can take a toll on your project planning and execution strategies. With a higher cost of project execution, every decision counts, and simple mistakes can be quite costly. To keep your winter construction projects running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, contact us at PlanHub today!