How To ‘Nail’ A Construction Project

Perhaps you’re new to the construction game or perhaps your game has been in the business for years. Whatever the case, there’s always room to grow and improvement as a company, and it all starts with each individual project your team carries out. As employees come and go, you’ll find that the dynamic of your team changes frequently. On top of this, building standards change and the procedures required for contemporary, modern buildings alter over the years. What may have worked for your business in the past could be outdated and inefficient today. It’s important that you keep on top of the game.


Nailing a construction project is all about getting the people and the planning right, much like any business. If you hire the right people and ensure you’ve scheduled every last task into the process, then failure won’t be an option. Of course, that’s all easier said than done. Putting together a foolproof plan and ensuring your team works like clockwork requires some serious preparation time. If you’ve no idea where to begin, then here’s some advice.

Set up resources and materials quickly.

One of the most vital keys for success on any construction project is time management. If you’re failing to hit minor deadlines, whether they’re self-set or determined by the client, then the lag is going to catch up with you and the project is going to end up behind schedule. You need to have a clear plan before day one, which means a laid out schedule of the physical tasks you’re going to complete on this project and in what order your team will be completing them. You’ll also need to dedicate sub-teams to specific roles so as to ensure you’re using time effectively.

The best way to ensure no time is wasted is to set everything up quickly but efficiently. You don’t want to be constantly moving people or resources around until you “get it right”. Lazy planning and poor management are weak foundations on which to start a project. Ensure you have everything you need in its right place before you begin. You could browse through some mobile office trailers if you need a portable setup for managerial and administrative tasks. It’s important that you think of a construction project as a temporary workplace and retain the levels of hierarchy. Even if you’ll only need certain tools or resources later on in the project, keep everything on-site. You don’t want any delays brought on through a lack of equipment.


Reduce costs.

So many factors go into reducing costs on a construction project. First of all, you should be arranging the perfect time to build with your client. Building at a bad time of year, such as the lowest point of winter or the highest point of summer, could really slow down your team and make the process more difficult, given extreme weathers. This could ultimately delay your project, which would be costly. It’s also vital that you double-check every last aspect of the site against safety regulations, as an accident on-site will also take a big chunk out of the company’s profit.

Continuously observe and plan.

As implied throughout the article, the key to a successful construction project is a continuous level of observation and planning at the hands of the manager. Plans may need to be redeveloped and revised as the project moves forward. All sorts of unexpected problems can arise that weren’t foreseen in the pre-planning process, and you need to be ready to make alterations if that is the case. Ensure you step out of your office to remain amongst the action. That way, you can observe each process and assess how things are going in terms of time and efficiency.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, Founder of Inspired Marketing, Inc., helps overachieving women entrepreneurs conquer limiting beliefs and create marketing plans that grow their businesses. This includes one-on-one marketing plan development, digital product creation, web design and content marketing. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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  1. Being an entrepreneur, it’s often hard getting a construction project together. Thanks for writing!
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  2. I liked that you pointed out that setting up materials quickly will help you nail a job. Personally, I wouldn’t want to worry about a project taking forever to get started. After all, I would want the construction to be finished regularly.

  3. Thanks for this recommendations on how to nail a construction project!

    I believe this is an industry or which you have to have a lot of experience and know what´s going on in the market.

    I think someone interested in this type of business should do some research beforen entering this business

  4. Getting a Project on construction looks easy. But maintaining the project regularly and completing on time with all the resources and materials is really a daunting task.

  5. A laid out plan with a good construction manager is the foundation of good business. Excellent post Dequiana

  6. Wonderful post..!!! The blog will be very useful one who are new to civil engineering. Its amazing to read the blog with such information.You have mentioned in a very well form.Thank you so much. Keep up the good work…!!!

  7. Thank you for this amazing post. This is really helpful for someone who has just stepped into the world of construction. Cost reduction should be the first thing you should think off before executing the project.

  8. Double, triple and then check again. Construction is detailed oriented and any wrong spec can throw the whole project off. Plus, find contractors you trust. It’s a tough go but an open, honest contractor helps make things so much better.

  9. I definitely agree when what you said that the success of a construction project falls into how managers can change plans as soon as possible to account for unexpected problems. Reading that convinced me to find a company who can manage my house’s renovation in the coming months. With their help, they can finish the job so that I can get it sold quickly and use the money to start investing for my children’s college education.

  10. When you said that successfully finishing a construction project requires a foolproof plan as part of preparing for it. If I were to hire a company who can help build an underground parking lot for my future condo, I would hire a mining service that practices these tips. Doing this will ensure that it will be built sturdy and lasts for more than five years.

  11. This is some really good information about construction management. It is good to know that it would be smart to try to find ways to reduce costs. It might be smart to have a good plan in place from the start of construction.

  12. With the right contractors doing the job, I’m sure it will be fine.

  13. Such great tips for successful completion of a construction project. Now because of this great blog contractors know how to nail a project successfully from having a low budget client to high budget. Each project is possible if you are an entrepreneurial mind. Thanks for sharing!


  15. Great tips! Just make sure that you have the right contractors on the job and the right construction equipment to ensure that it’ll be completed in no time. 🙂

  16. I love how much hard work you have put in your work. such a great post. I love your post content it’s helpful to all which are connected to construction.

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  18. Hey Dequiana,

    Thank you for sharing the information. Its really tough to maintain any construction project. Your mentioned points would help to make this daunting task a bit easier.

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  22. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. It will be advantageous to everyone. This is very informative content.

  23. Thank you for this amazing post. This is really helpful for someone who has just stepped into the world of construction.

  24. Hi, very good construction ideas. Really loved reading this article. Thanks for sharing.

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