Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

managingblockRecently, McGraw Hill Construction released a report that speaks to the top causes of uncertainty in building and construction projects as it effects the schedule and cost of the projects. According to this report the top causes determined by owners, architects, and contractors:

  • Unforeseen site or construction issues
  • Design errors
  • Design omissions
  • Contractor-caused delays
  • Owner-driven changes
  • Accelerated schedule
  • Construction coordination issues

When it comes to cost of these errors, the average addition to the construction budget runs over by 1-5%, an accepted standard amongst those surveyed.  Although imperfection is inevitable, there are recommendations in this report to foresee and prevent some of these problems with the use of BIM tools and better communication upfront amongst all the stakeholders.

Learn more and download the report.

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