Being the first in line in the construction's critical path management, civil engineers have a big space to fill in moving the project efficiently from groundbreaking to closeout. So much is at stake when we can't follow through the three essential project constraints: cost, time and quality. Our solution at New York Engineers is to facilitate our civil engineering expertise with technology for faster and superior results.
So many factors are at play when your project delivery method is not as successful as you thought it would be.
Our civil engineers give you a typical scenario of how your construction project will pan out if you miss any of the three constraints:
- Delayed project timelines
- Inferior value and substandard materials
- Cost overruns and negative cash flow
To sum it all up, each situation is borne out of the deficiency on meeting each constraint. All three elements are interconnected—by moving one, the other two project drivers follow in a domino ripple effect. As business clients or first-time building owners, dealing with negative extremes can hamper the profitability of your bottom line or profit margin. But let’s take it from the perspectives of civil engineers in a building construction project, where role delineation can either be set-up as consultants, construction managers or contractors. Despite this distinctive point of difference, we operate from the common ground of pushing your building’s structural package for success.
Dealing with schedule delays can put a halt on what could be a productive construction project. Whether inefficiency comes from your client, contractor or construction manager’s end, one thing’s guaranteed: non-elimination of bottlenecks for effective communication of all project stakeholders can pull cost and quality constraints downwards.
In a fast-track construction project where parallel design-bid-build workflow is in place, zeroing in on the cause of delay should be your priority to improve efficiency. However, eliminating this liability might be a challenging feat if you don’t have a schedule point of reference in the form of 4D BIM. Once you have identified where the gridlock is — enter client’s indecision, consultant’s last-minute design changes, construction manager’s inadequate planning, and contractor’s poor labor productivity and resource shortage — you can finally make steps to advance your building project.
Same goes with eradicating cost-related issues on 5D BIM. Cash flow is the lifeblood of your project, and any negative inclination can cause delayed contractor payments and hold orders—resulting in potential subpar structural integrity once construction resumes due to project stakeholders chasing time for early project closeout. At New York Engineers, we prepare for these worst-case scenarios and mitigate risks with proactivity.