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7 Critical Construction Resources You Need For a Successful Project

You are going to fail with your construction project if any of these vital elements are missing from your project management strategy. Whether you are managing a multi-billion dollar complex project or merely overseeing a little under ten thousand dollar project, you need these resources and if for whatever reason, provisions are not adequately made for any of them – know you’ve set yourself up for failure.

Now you may be wondering what resources are you talking about?

At the core of the construction industry lies the 5-Ms plus S requirements for successful project completion and handover – Manpower, Materials, Machinery, Money, Management plus Space. Each of these resources must be present – not just being available but must be accessible and in sufficient quantity – for smooth, on-time delivery of project deliverables. As for waste space, you could just hire a waste disposal company like Eagle Dumpster Rental to dispose of all the waste that needs to be sent where it is needed, rather than leaving it on-site and cause a disturbance.

Let us take a look at each of the resource:

Materials

No matter what kind of project you’re handling, you need materials – and each project requires different materials. For example in an erosion control project, you will need to build massive drainages and gabion wall to reinforce the concrete which requires different material compared to when you’re handling road construction in an arid environment.

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It is essential also to consider the storage, distribution, and handling of construction materials – to avoid the unpleasant effect of no material or late arrival of materials to construction sites.

Manpower

Manpower or the human resource is the people element in this equation. It includes all the individuals involved with a project. Whether it is the unskilled site assistants and artisans, or the skilled Engineers, Surveyors, Technicians, and Supervisors all of them fall within the manpower resource.

A shortfall in the workforce could expose other workers to danger, over-working and ultimately slowing down the pace of construction.

Machinery

There are tasks during construction that require the input of large machines, and if by oversight provisions were not made for them, the construction work could be at risk of being delayed.

Choosing the appropriate machinery for each task is also critical to the unruffled progress of work on sites.

Money

This particular resource is the oil that lubricates the wheel of every other construction needs. The availability of capital or finance enables the project managers to hire and acquire additional resources needed for the project.

Hence, even before the first shovel is lifted on the construction site, funding sources would have been secured.

To maintain a positive cash flow during the life cycle of the project, project managers and other stakeholders usually project cost estimates while factoring in other variables that could shot the cost of the project up.

Management

Management is the resource that ties everything together. From the planning stage to gathering together of other resources, to directing, monitoring, and supervising every aspect of the project this resource acts as the string that pulls things together to achieve the set goals.

Space

Every construction project requires adequate space for an efficient running of the project. You’d need a storage space, parking space, workshop, restrooms and so forth.

Space also impacts construction work in other ways. For example, if the store for materials is not onsite, there will always be a time lag between transporting the construction materials to the site and when the actual work will start.

10 thoughts on “7 Critical Construction Resources You Need For a Successful Project”

  1. Avatar of ninjaDIY

    Hey Suprabhat … this post is awesome, congratulations!

    Your tips and advice with regards to the resource that you need to look at before starting a construction project are spot on.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Adrian

  2. Avatar of Ava Joseph

    Nice Post…..You have mentioned all the things on your blog that are essential for the construction. This will be really helpful for everyone who starts to construct their house, office and so on. Keep posting such things in future as well 🙂

  3. Avatar of Jacob Leonore

    Hi Suprabhat,

    The above are the basic resources to start any Construction project but this little things can make a big difference. Can you please share more about the technologies used in Construction?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Avatar of Kyra Rodriguez

    Hi! Thanks for listing the main resources needed for construction project! Good thing I read first your blog before starting our project.

  5. Avatar of Rivashaa

    Great work, As a professional contractor I thought Materials is one of the most important resources for successful project completion. You need to use quality materials on your construction sites.

  6. Avatar of Anne Reid

    My husband and I are planning to renovate our home and these are good and very useful piece of information to us, Thanks! We can’t wait to start the construction soon.

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