Blog / Preparing for a Painting or Construction Project

August 8, 2019

Congratulations! You’ve landed a big construction or paint job as a painting contractor or general contractor and are ready to plan for the upcoming work. Although the goal is to have a perfectly finished product and a happy client, there are many critical steps to follow in order to accomplish this goal. The first is planning for the upcoming job.

To manage your construction process efficiently, we’ve compiled our top 5 tips for construction project planning. Although these are only a fraction of steps you’ll need to follow in construction project management (CPM), they will help you manage your time and budget.

Tips for preparing for your job

1. Have a budget

Before starting any job, you’ll need a comprehensive layout of your budget and cost estimates. Things to consider are how much your materials will cost, how many people you’ll need to employ for the job, any potential temporary structures, etc. Laying out cost estimates areas where you can minimize project costs in the case of any issues that arise during the job.

2. Make a plan

Having a structured plan, schedule, and project objectives will help you to meet deadlines and finish on time. Be as thorough as possible with your project management in order to successfully complete your job and avoid unexpected issues. Without a plan, you may have to fix issues down the road or repaint over a mistake.

3. Define roles and responsibilities within your project team

Teamwork is key during the construction and building process as well as any painting job a commercial painting contractor may have. From planners, architects, engineering designers to constructors, painters, construction managers, fabricators, material suppliers, financial analysts and human resources. There are so many moving pieces and team members involved in the construction, painting and building process.

4. Decide what materials you’ll need for the project design

Different stages of the building or painting life cycle will need different types of materials. It’s important to plan out all materials needed in all of these stages to stay within the designated budget.

From surface protection products, paint, building materials, tools, protective wear, heavy machinery and paint wash out systems– there are a wide range of materials these projects require.

5. Prepare your jobsite

This means protecting existing/finished surfaces, building necessary structures, etc. as part of the construction planning. Trimaco offers a full line of jobsite preparation products to help you get your job done with ease through all construction phases.

What’s next?

After completing these pre-construction tips, you’ll want to share them with the construction project manager and building owners to keep them informed and up to date with the project and plan, assuring that all the construction team and people involved in the job are cared for.

Once the appropriate steps to plan and prepare have been taken, it’s time for execution. You’ll have peace of mind that the construction project will be done correctly and you will be prepared for any unexpected issues that come your way on the job site.

We hope you find these construction project management (CPM) tips helpful. Whether you’re in the painting or construction industry. What tips do you have for starting a painting project or job on a construction site as a general contractor? Share them in the comments below!

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