Aspects of Construction Planning that Make a Difference

Construction planning is a crucial phase in any construction project, setting the foundation for its success. It involves the systematic organisation and coordination of the project scope, resourcing, and other activities to achieve the desired outcome within the budget and schedule specified by the client. 

In this article, we take a look at four more key aspects of construction planning that make a real difference to the success of a project.


1. Communication & Stakeholder Engagement  

In Zancon's view, communication is a critical aspect of construction planning. Good planning should include strategies for engaging with stakeholders, including the community, local authorities, and other relevant parties, to ensure that their needs and concerns are taken into account throughout the project. 

Plans should be outlined, shared, discussed and even adapted among these stakeholders and customised for each party. The project team will need more technical information, clients will require in-depth discussions, and other relevant third parties such as government authorities or unions will need consultation addressing their particular views or constituencies.

2. Regulatory Compliance 

Compliance can be tedious and technical, we know! However, it could not be more vital to securing and completing construction work. Needless to say, the cost and reputational damage of non-compliant work is significant. 

The construction plan should ensure that all relevant State and Local laws and building code regulations are being adhered to throughout the construction process. With Zancon, you can be assured that our team is up to date with regulation changes.

3. Environmental Impact

We want to protect the wellbeing of our habitat, including our urban habitat where most construction is undertaken. And we want to be in compliance with regulations while doing so. 

The construction plan should factor in and adapt to the environmental impact of the project and any strategies for minimising that impact. Some of the areas to consider include protecting public health, protecting natural resources, minimising carbon emissions, reducing waste management, and improving energy efficiency.

4. Quality Control

We believe it's worth allowing time for quality control (QC) in the construction plan. QC can be addressed at milestone points as well as on an ongoing basis as they arise throughout the project. 

By ensuring that the work being performed meets the desired standards and specifications we can help avoid costly rework, delays, and even safety issues. In addition, quality control measures can help improve the reputation of the developer or construction company by demonstrating a commitment to delivering high-quality work.


If you need help with construction planning for your current or future project, our friendly team of experts at Zancon can help. Reach out to us for an open, no-obligation discussion!