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5 Common Challenges in The Construction Industry

Social News 01,May, 2021


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For centuries, nations world-wide have been dependant on urban development’s and culminating new construction projects for their growth. Every boom is not without a bane, just as every growth is not without certain challenges. In order for companies to take a healthier approach to their growth and success, it helps to carefully inspect their setbacks in a prospective manner. With current circumstances in mind, developing nations in particular have faced many hurdles; but understanding common setbacks and attaining a prospective approach to tackling these issues could put them a few steps ahead of the game.


5 Common Challenges worth inspecting:


1 -  Insufficient planning:

Constant reiterations have proved and implied the vitality behind project planning. Planning is key, when it comes to tackling complex projects and day-to-day issues as it involves breaking them into smaller steps. Furthermore, having an agenda enables the workforce to go over cash flows, manpower and materials. Without an effective project plan in place, a lack of schedule could be reinforced which would inevitable disrupt work efficiency.


2 - Lack of Risk Awareness:

Every successful firm is familiar with the importance of risk management within every project. Risk management is in fact, an essential part of project management; as on top of controlling and managing risks, they also help assess possible hazards giving new direction to the construction planning process. An effective risk management culture indulges in process that raise risk awareness within staff of all levels and investing in resources that would enable its implementation when necessary.


3 - No Technology Adoption:

It is no surprise technology is slowly taking every industry, while efficiently replacing insufficient manpower. However, construction sectors are painfully slow when it comes to adopting modern revelations. This could unfortunately set them back. With 2021’s labour shortage issues looming over many industries world-wide, hesitating to instill smart technology within construction planning and execution could prove to be an impediment.


4 - Budget Constraints:

Some of the main challenges in construction planning seem to be unpreparedness and constraints relating to expenses. Project managers must carefully evaluate the requirements of the stakeholder, while understanding that every project is different, and provide a reasonable expectation of cost overruns. Poor judgments, lack of foresight and inaccurate predictions could lead to miscalculations that would result in a huge loss. The budget and timeline must be consistently reviewed and managed closely.


5 - Lack of sustainable objectives:

As outlined by the United Nations, having sustainable objectives could significantly reduce wastage in energy and lower cost overruns. Furthermore, it is important to consider the rising costs in raw materials. Investing in more sustainable options can help reduce the demand for steel products and resource-intensive supplies. Green homes have been reported to be more cost-effective in the long term while reducing the heat island effect (when urban development’s who don’t integrate green building experience an absorption of heat making it warmer than its surroundings).  A general lack of awareness in the area of green building has set back many companies from taking an initiative. Therefore, implementing more green objectives within the construction planning process can help avoid unnecessary costs and setbacks.