5 Ways To Prepare Your Construction Team Before Starting A Project

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Construction projects must be done with accuracy and precision. As such there are ways to prepare you construction team for them. The following contributed post is entitled, 5 Ways To Prepare Your Construction Team Before Starting A Project.

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Construction is a process that has many steps, from planning to completion. While all construction projects are different, some general practices remain the same. Construction requires collaboration and teamwork, which can be challenging when working with a group of individuals with their own responsibilities and specific expertise. However, having a good team dynamic will make your project more successful. A great team is collaborative and trusts one another while respecting each other’s boundaries. An excellent construction crew will not only complete tasks on time and within budget but also have fun while doing it. To help you get started on setting up your construction team before starting a new project, here are 5 ways to prepare your team before starting a new project:

Communicate project goals and vision

First, discuss project goals and vision with all members of your team. This can be done in person or over the phone. Make sure that every team member understands their role and the project’s goals so that every member can contribute to achieving the team’s goals. Additionally, ensure that every team member understands the project’s vision. This is where you explain what the team is building and why. This includes what the finished product will look like and how it will be used. Having a clear vision for the project can help the team to maintain the project’s focus, which can be especially helpful when there are unexpected challenges.

Hold crew meetings

After you’ve had a chance to discuss the project vision and goals with your team, hold regular meetings to discuss progress, share ideas, and resolve any challenges that may arise. Meeting as a team will help establish rapport and trust between members and allow you to manage the project more efficiently. In addition, these meetings can also be an opportunity to celebrate your team member’s accomplishments. This can help to boost morale and encourage a collaborative environment. Depending on the size of your team, the frequency of your meetings will vary. You may want to hold daily or quarterly meetings, depending on your project size.

Discuss roles and responsibilities

Understanding your team members’ roles and responsibilities is critical, especially if you’re managing a large construction crew. Understanding each team member’s role will allow you to assign tasks more effectively and help to prevent miscommunication. Depending on the size of your project, you may have a variety of job descriptions. For example, you may have a project manager, team leads, foremen, and general laborers. Make sure that all members are aware of their roles and responsibilities.

Establish a communication channel

Communication is critical to completing any project. However, it’s even more important when working on a large-scale project with a large crew. Whether verbal or written, you’ll want to ensure that you have a method to communicate with your team. Holding regular team meetings is a good start, but you might consider setting up a project-specific communication channel like Slack or a project-specific email address.

Verify all equipment and systems are in place and functional

To effectively run your construction project, ensure all equipment and systems are in place and functional. For example, you may need to ensure that all computers are operational, that your financial systems are working correctly, or that your communication systems are ready to go. Additionally, ensure that all employees are appropriately trained in using this equipment and systems, and you have the right tools for the job. It can be beneficial to use commissioning services to help you ensure everything is as needed to ensure an efficient build.


Finally, ensure all team members have what they need to complete their tasks and succeed. That includes giving them the training and support they need to be successful with their tasks. Get each team member involved and invested in the project from the beginning. This will help create a positive team dynamic and help ensure your project is a success.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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