Time, as they say, is money, especially when it comes to construction. Building a house over several years is more expensive than building a house in weeks, or months.
Many construction projects are at risk of being over-schedule (and over-budget) before the first shovel even hits the ground. The schedule that is laid out at the pre-construction stage is vulnerable to a number of different factors; material procurement delays, labour overruns, and weather delays.
It’s not uncommon to read news about large construction projects being delayed by months, or even years, due to these issues. The good news; many of these issues can be mitigated when building your home by using modern design principles and building materials. By implementing systems that are based on design precision and certainty, many of these risks can be managed to the point where they hardly exist.
Material Procurement Delays
Successful material procurement is a crucial process for all building construction that requires an accurate schedule, the coordination of numerous suppliers and precise cost estimation. The current North American culture is to create wood-frame housing which renders timber popularly recognized as readily available and low-cost. Constructors will order a liberal amount of timber required for these wood-frame houses and store it on-site until it is necessary to be cut for construction use.
Many materials in the construction industry operate in this fashion – they are ordered to site with the intention of being modified. This traditional timber-orientated mindset causes constructors to generate wood waste that is unusable and any scrap wood that is produced must undergo high processes before being broken down into a reusable form. The issue with relying on wood is that we are also in turn relying on materials and money to be wasted along with its disposal.
There is a natural amount of human error that exists in traditional construction techniques. Labourers of different skill expertise and techniques (carpentry, electrical, masonry, etc.) are required for residential housing projects. This variation in skill style can cause inconsistencies and errors in material and frame measurement.
In addition to human error, it is crucial to note Canada’s shortage in trades and the fact that young people are drifting towards pursuing degree programs at universities instead of trade certification programs. This is a major challenge that the construction industry in Canada is facing and the solution is not to encourage young people to pursue trade work. Instead, it would be wise to reduce the demand for labour by supporting innovative technologies that require smaller labour forces.
One of the most unpredictable risks in residential or commercial construction is the weather in which one is constructing. Winters are known for their conditions as harsh as they are unproductive for construction companies. By minimizing the time in which a structure is erected, more risk is reduced and removed from the project schedule.
Benefits of Precision
BONE Structure prides itself on the precision required for delivering projects which eliminate risks that prolong the schedule and in turn, increase the cost of a project. By fabricating materials that create a steel structure that is accurate to the millimetre, there is no need to assume that material procurement or scheduling is a serious risk. Being in complete control of the project from the planning phase to the handover phase is the pinnacle to BONE Structure’s success. Human error does not need to be a factor in scheduling if a superior level of accuracy exists in the planning and building design phases which require minimal amount labour to execute.
Clients are completely immersed in the design process which is a necessary preliminary step in which a client’s vision is realized and risk is mitigated. The client has the power in the final confirmation on a design. BONE Structure then introduces the client to various Authorized Builders available in their region and the client is to select the one with which they feel most confident and comfortable with.
Once permits and interior finishings are confirmed, the manufacturing of the BONE Structure galvanized steel structure components begins. At this time, the building site is prepared and the foundation is poured. The BONE Structure components arrive onsite 6-8 weeks after the order is placed. All pieces are pre-cut and pre-pierced and they are precisely placed in order to produce no waste during the construction process.
By reducing the timeframe of a project, the amount of risk able to infiltrate and disturb the construction’s process and budget is minimal and beneficial for all parties involved. If your home could be turnkey ready in a matter of three months from the mobilization date, it is clear that any other option pales in comparison.
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