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Updates to builders and design practitioners working on class 2 buildings

2021 has bought about a lot of changes to not only our everyday lives but also to the building industry.

Specifically, to Class 2 buildings like domestic apartment buildings or buildings containing two or more sole-occupancy units where people live above, beside, or below each other. Also including single-storey attached dwellings with a common space below, such as a carpark.

The changes are starting with class 2 buildings. Class 2 buildings are the highest priority right now, but the NSW Government will expand the reforms to other classes of construction in the future.

Time and Cost Management – A 6 Point Checklist

A key to have projects run smoothly and addressing client’s expectations is good time and cost management. Here are six project time management steps for you to consider.

 

Define Activities - What actions need to be performed to deliver the project? By setting all of these steps out in a Work Breakdown Structure you’ll be able to identify all the different work packages and list the activities needed within each of these.  

 

Tender Submissions & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A good WBS encompasses requirements leading to hand over of a project and can be used as the basis for detailed costing and scheduling. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to creating a WBS site specific projects. However, there are eight general means of divisions that can be used, depending upon the needs of your project.

1. Trade or Sub-Contractor (Labour)- splitting the project up into the various trades required for the project, e.g. excavator, plumber, concreter, carpenter.

Programming Your Project - At A Glance

Scheduling tasks and resources for the smooth running of a project, can be an arduous job even on the smallest of sites. Having a program detailing basic timelines is an excellent tool to have at your disposal. One simple benefit is to flag milestones as a reminder for statutory inspections. Below are some points for consideration.

 

Preparing a Project Program

Meeting Management: 6 Questions for Consideration

At times meetings can be a significant waste of resources. However, if prepared for properly they can be a brilliant tool for sharing important information for the progress of the project. A great meeting is one that engaging for the participants and has an efficient process for the exchange of ideas 

Here are six questions to think about when you’re planning a meeting.

Should I Hold an Informal Meeting?

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