The costliest part of most construction projects is the waste that occurs on the jobsite from theft, poor cleanliness and workers’ disregard for supplies on the project. It is hysterical how construction project owners will chase the absolute lowest price on a 2-by-4 stud, then lose it tenfold because of poor jobsite management.
The goal of this column is to provide homeowners with construction tips, which prevent problems and disputes with construction professionals. With that said, the construction and service industries are barraged daily with complaints, disagreements, disputes and anger. Normally, these disputes are resolved as tempers cool down and the need by all sides to complete the project outweighs the bruised egos when the homeowner or provider capitulate. Most complaints are due to poorly written contracts, poor note taking, and a breakdown in communication between the parties who don’t understand the terminology.