Construction is often a race against the clock, and this phase involves a number of important tasks, such as tracking the budget, holding negotiations, assessing work progress, and managing contractors and suppliers. Equally important considerations include ensuring compliance, obtaining authorizations and permits, and communicating with stakeholders to support social license.
The slightest slip can lead to significant financial consequences, throw the project off schedule and even compromise its viability. The solution is to meticulously and diligently coordinate each critical aspect of the project, so you can mitigate any risks that could cause a delay.
Keep a careful eye on your operations
Once your facility is operational, you need to continually monitor the effectiveness of all environmental protection measures—your project performance and compliance depend on it. After all, any deviation from established criteria can result in high financial and social costs and put your operational continuity at risk.
Environmental performance tracking is a logical extension of your planning, design validation and risk mitigation efforts. What's more, producing environmental reports gives your company the opportunity to share its environmental vision with all project stakeholders.
Prepare for the unexpected
Even the most carefully planned projects can come up against unforeseen events at any time in the project life cycle. When faced with a complaint, incident or change in standards, acting with agility and resilience can help you effectively manage the situation and minimize its impact.
Your strategy should be supported by a customized emergency response plan that takes into consideration your operational constraints and processes. This will enable you to take quick action and apply the right corrective measures over both the short and long terms.