Many people are hesitant about construction projects that take place during the fall, worried that holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas will slow down or even stall projects. Here at Diversified Interiors, we proved that doesn’t have to be the case! In fact, because we focus on careful planning, projects can go smoothly at any time of year. Even in a tough year like 2020, our team worked hard to ensure we stayed on track with the construction schedule during the holidays and throughout the year for each of our clients.
You might be curious how this is possible. Holiday breaks can slow down projects in many industries. At Diversified Interiors, we looked ahead and focused on careful planning to anticipate the holiday impact. Our goal with all projects is to meet our clients’ needs, and we are committed to completing projects on schedule and on budget.
Here’s what we did to ensure your construction project stayed on track, and how we will continue planning in 2021:
1. Planning Ahead for Holiday Impact
As with any finishing construction project, we look at the target completion date and project needs, then create a schedule accordingly. If the schedule overlaps with holidays, we identify what needs to happen to keep the project workflow going. This includes anticipating employee time off and ensuring we have personnel available to complete tasks and avoid delays.
2. Adjusting Schedules to Make Up Time
When needed, we’ll adjust our teams’ work schedule to make up for time off on the holidays. We might switch to a 4×10 schedule, working four 10-hour days to keep construction going. Or we might work weekends. We’ll do what it takes to make up the time missed during holiday breaks so that we can stay on schedule.
3. Anticipating Resource Needs
While we can control our team members’ schedules, we can’t control the schedules of the vendors that we work with. However, we know how long it typically takes to get materials. At Diversified Interiors, we invest in long-term planning to avoid resource delays. For example, we knew that we could lose up to two weeks in December due to the holidays, so whether it took a month or up to a year to receive certain materials, we accounted for those two weeks when scheduling orders.
4. Keeping You Updated on Progress
In addition to agreeing to a schedule in advance, at Diversified Interiors we make sure that we keep you apprised of our progress throughout the course of your construction project. Our goal is to avoid any surprises. We want to keep you informed, so you can feel confident in the work that’s taking place.
We’re proud to share that we stayed on track with our construction schedule during the holidays, and we will continue these intentional planning efforts in the year ahead. If you have questions about the construction schedule for your project or how we can help meet your project goals, schedule a conversation with us.