TrueLook Offers Tips on Managing Changes to Construction Scope
TrueLook, provides construction cameras combining live jobsite viewing, project time-lapsing, and HD security, offers tips to construction companies on how to manage the inevitable changes in scope that frequently occur.
“When construction projects experience change in scope that fall outside the parameters of the original plan, it becomes paramount to be able to document implementation of those changes,” said Ken Pittman, TrueLook marketing director. “Construction supervisors have experience with clients who request changes to a project’s scope, and they frequently go through a lengthy process to accept and implement those changes.”
TrueLook offers the following tips for when a request comes in from a client that falls outside the parameters of the original project scope:
· Document the change: Clearly document the changes in scope noting any additional materials or personnel required to complete the project with the new scope. All change requests and orders will be documented and signed by the client and the construction firm.
· Evaluate the impact: Carefully examine how the expanded scope will impact the flow and progress of the project. Any impact on project flow or completion dates should also be taken into account, documented and accepted by all parties.
· Monitor implementation: Once the changes are accepted, it is important to monitor the proper and complete implementation of the changes to the project. Construction site cameras are one visual method employed by construction firms to demonstrate to the client that the changes are being implemented properly.
“For construction companies to successfully navigate changes in scope that might come their way, all of the above actions need to be taken,” Pittman said. “Our on-site cameras provide an excellent documentation method and help construction companies visually demonstrate that the changes are being properly put into place. By using our fixed-position cameras on a jobsite, construction companies can use the visual evidence obtained daily to keep the client informed on the progress of the project to include any changes in scope.”