When you’re renovating a health care facility, school, office complex, or large multi-use building, the project can stretch over several months. Having the building’s users stay calm and happy despite the noise and mess of an ongoing construction project is a balancing act.
Some tools construction professionals use to maintain good relationships with their building occupants include:
Smart Scheduling: Even in facilities that operate 24/7 there will be times that are slower or less busy. Scheduling the tasks that are most likely to be unpleasant or disruptive during these low-usage times makes sense.
Constant Communication & Gratitude: Using signage as well as more direct communication – emails or flyers distributed via the project liason – thank people for their patience and forbearance during the renovations. It can be very helpful to remind people of the new and improved facility that is being built, as well as to give an accurate estimate of how much longer the work will be going on.
Post-Construction Cleaning Services: While many people think post-construction cleaning happens only after the job is done, the fact is post construction cleaning specialists can do a great deal to help keep the jobsite looking clean, safe, and tidy throughout construction.
The post construction cleaning service removes debris, eliminates the dust and mess that comes with construction, and gets the unsightly nature of a job site under control. Post construction services can be provided on a weekly or monthly basis, to keep the building’s occupants from encountering unacceptable levels of mess.
Site Inspections: At least weekly, a member of the construction crew should walk around the job site and inspect it. Obviously any safety issues should be immediately addressed, but it’s also important to take note of issues that building users may see and be upset by. These issues can involve things like unswept piles of construction dust and debris; cardboard, strapping, and other packing materials that need to be disposed of; slick or greasy spots on the floor and more. These items should either be addressed immediately or brought to the attention of the post-construction cleaning crew to be taken care of.