When timelines are tight and tasks on the job site seem to be endless, there is little to no time leftover for routine maintenance tasks. Even though routine maintenance reduces accidents on the job site, it is time-consuming and can feel like more of a burden than an assist. Caring for your job site through routine maintenance can save you money by anticipating problems early and helping to increase positive brand awareness in the communities where you are at work. No one loves a messy site, but what if you didn’t have to do routine maintenance alone? When you partner with MIDA Contracting, we can take on the essential tasks that you’ve been putting off and help you see more value in your project. In this blog, we will consider what makes up routine maintenance tasks on the job site, why it is important to factor into your project, and how to properly plan routine maintenance needs.
What is Routine Maintenance?
Just as construction equipment or vehicles should be worked on regularly, routine maintenance on the job site includes special services or inspections that are done on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Maintenance can be proactive or reactive depending on the type of task or focus. When it comes to your job site, preventative maintenance can include on-site inspections and seasonal cleaning. When our crews are on-site, we are always on the lookout for possible concerns so that we can address problems early on versus being caught off guard.
Why is it important to keep up with routine maintenance?
Contrary to popular belief, routine maintenance is vital for construction sites. From new community builds to property development, most unforeseen project delays result from maintenance-related problems, tight budgets, and tight timelines. Factoring in routine maintenance into problem timelines and budgets can help to decrease lost time on your project and cover your bases. More importantly, you can continue to build relationships with contractors, which can help save you time on your next project.
What are the benefits of routine maintenance?
- Cost-effective: Taking the initiative with preventative maintenance will help save you money on more expensive repairs or work later on by catching the problem before it begins. By improving money management throughout the project, you can stay on budget.
- Improved communication: Scheduling maintenance tasks early can help to cut down on communication breakdowns within your team and with stakeholders. You will know from the start what tasks will be contracted out and what your team is responsible for.
- Improved safety and working conditions: When problems or safety concerns are addressed proactively, your construction site will be safer for every member of your team. Additionally, you will learn to spot problems by recognizing the warning signs.
- Reduced reactive maintenance: How often do you feel you responding to one thing before moving on to the next rather than being ahead of schedule? Finding the problem areas before it turns into something worse will help you to reallocate budget and resources.
- Improved project viability: Be prepared as you plan by understanding timelines for equipment maintenance and smaller routine tasks. When you work with external contractors from the start, we can help you stay on track and budget from start to finish.
How Do I Create a Routine Maintenance Plan?
Just as you plan the scope of your projects, creating a maintenance plan for your construction site or new build is easier than you think. Your routine maintenance plan is a document that helps define the types of work needed on your job site to maintain your assets or property more proactively. When you choose to work with MIDA Contracting, our team is here to support you in defining what is needed to take your project scope to the next level. Our process is three-fold: planning and consulting, execution, and follow-up.
- Organize your tasks: The more complete your routine maintenance plan, the more effective it will be. Outline what tasks are needed throughout the project that will be completed weekly or monthly. During a client introduction meeting, we will uncover your project needs, and expectations, and identify any background information that will help us to better understand your unique project. Our experienced team is ready for anything, and we will help to identify other pain points or missing tasks to save time early on in the project.
- Identify skill sets needed and create a schedule: Is the routine maintenance outside of your team’s skill set? Our team is made up of a range of skill sets and expertise. After looking at the expertise required for the task, we will work with you to create a customized service package based on your needs, budget, and timeline. Your timeline will help identify how much extra manpower is needed on the job site at a given time.
- Follow-up: As routine maintenance tasks are completed, we have made it easier for you to stay up-to-date with the progress made on each task through our client portal. Our onsite crews continuously update the portal with images and details of what work was done, the timeline, and any preventative next steps that may need to be taken. Each of our completed projects is verified to ensure they meet the industry code standards.
How can we help?
Are you in need of a go-to routine maintenance team? We’ve got you covered! When it comes to delivering for your customers and keeping up with project timelines, we can help with anything and everything you need for construction maintenance services. You can count on us to be ready to take care of your delegation list to keep your project on time and within budget. The tasks that fall by the wayside are our bread and butter because we believe that there is no such thing as a small task. How can we help you with a project today? Contact us today to discuss your project maintenance needs and learn more about our routine maintenance services.