The Politics in Construction
It goes without saying that problems occur with significant construction projects especially those involving roof works. What if such problems aren’t just technical in nature?
What “undisclosed factors” might be problematic for construction projects?
Conflicts on building projects can have hidden roots related to human nature. A wide range of individuals who have never met before are included in construction project teams, including but not limited to architects, owners, construction managers, inspectors, representatives of the community, city authorities, general contractors, subcontractors, and other associated parties.
How do these factors differ from more widespread issues like inadequate construction plans?
The remedies and conversations become purely practical and will have a better chance of being settled without escalation when the conflicts are about the technical problems like a poor design, site constraints, errors, and omissions, and when these conflicts are treated professional manner away from touching people’s egos or encourage them to participate in personality conflicts. All parties involved are experts who have understanding of these technical subjects related to their respective areas of employment.
How can these distinctions make it more challenging for parties to resolve a disagreement?
I’ve witnessed disputes that could have been settled quickly turn into court cases because the parties involved brought their personal lives into the mix. For instance, a subcontractor might be treated very poorly on a current job by an inspector who had a previous dispute with them on a past work.
Why does “politics” matter in this situation?
Politics may play a significant role in a project if it involves public works, such as public schools or cities. For instance, promises made to the community by the elected official regarding completion dates, a specific product about which the community developed strong feelings, the color of the exterior paint, or it could be a tree that is significant and the play yard designs need to take that into consideration in order to save that specific tree.
The end of the supply chain is finally in sight, but some of the same environmental expenses are waiting to extract their share at the other end as well. The millions of digital electronics gadgets that are put out of operation each year come with transportation charges.