Construction Project Profitability Is Maximized By Using Fabric Buildings
Fabric Buildings Improve Profitability For Construction Projects
Large construction projects are characterized by extended time frames, multiple stakeholders, large crews, and expensive equipment. With all of the moving parts that are involved, there are guaranteed to be unexpected costs and complications. A report found that typically large-scale projects take 20 percent longer than what was originally scheduled and may be over the budget by as much as 80 percent. However, with the innovative job site solutions that are available these days, hidden costs and complications don’t need to diminish your returns or slow you down on your upcoming project. An ideal solution for protecting your bottom line, crews, equipment, and site are Fabric Buildings. Extreme weather conditions and heavy precipitation can seriously reduce productivity, cause conflict among project stakeholders, and tie up the workforce, which prevents them from being able to move on to your next project. However, the old saying about not being able to do anything about the weather need not apply when it comes to completing your project on time.
Customized Temporary Structures For All Conditions
Engineered fabric buildings enable work to continue no matter what the conditions may be that would bring production to a complete stop otherwise. What if your site could be covered so that your crews could continue working through snow, sleet, or rain? A qualified vendor will be able to customize a cover for your site for practically any scale and size, which means there is virtually no job that cannot be covered, even when large equipment is involved. There are just a handful of companies that have the capabilities of engineering fabric buildings to these sizes to ensure safety and stability. Therefore, it is very important that you carefully vet your vendor. One construction company was experiencing weather-related delays that were costing its R&D (research and development) facility $120k per week. Large holes needed to be drilled as part of their project and then filled with concrete. However, progress was seriously delayed by heavy seasonal rains, the holes would be filled up with rainwater before the concrete had a chance to set. That forced crews to stop working until the rain had cleared. This also created a snowball effect where delays started accumulating. Using fabric buildings allowed the crews to complete their project more quickly, increase their operations, and take the new business on as well.
Hidden Storage Costs Are Eliminated By Fabric Buildings
All construction projects need to have storage facilities. The location and type of storage facilities you are big variables that can make a huge difference in your cost-benefit equation. Typically there are four options that companies consider:
- Lease a fabric buildings
- Buy a temporary warehouse structure
- Off-site storage
- Build permanent storage facilities on-site
In a majority of cases, the clear choice to maximize your project’s profitability is to lease a temporary warehouse structure. Often companies first consider having on-site storage facilities built. For some projects that might be a good solution. However, quite often there is a more immediate need for a structure than what traditional construction is able to accommodate. It is a lengthy process to get a permanent facility built and may take several years to complete it. By contrast, it is possible for temporary warehouse facilities to be installed on your site in just a few days or for urgent needs even in a few days. You can also install fabric buildings on almost any type of ground surface, which provides you with the flexibility to put your structure in the location that will maximize the efficiency of your crew.
Off-Site Storage And Added Costs
Off-site storage is another option that you might have considered. However, have you thought about the ancillary costs that are associated with it? In addition to the vehicle maintenance and fuel expense that are tied to hauling equipment and supplies back and forth, there are all of the lost hours of productivity every week as a result of workers traveling to and from your storage site. You are also required when you have off-site storage to double up on certain equipment such as man lifts and forklifts. On the other hand, with on-site storage, you can use the current equipment that you have in your warehouse on your job site. Recently one company reported a $15k per month savings by shifting from off-site storage over to using an on-site temporary warehouse structure. For a free quote, make sure to reach out to TWS today. You can check out testimonials from clients who reviewed us.
Buying Versus Leasing Fabric Buildings
Buying a temporary structure rather than leasing one might seem like a good storage option. However, buying verse leasing may be an investment that doesn’t pay off in the long run. When you purchase a fabric structure, storing and removing the structure from your job site will be your responsibility. Also, typically purchased fabric buildings are not designed for reuse and relocation. On the other hand, fabric buildings are engineered and customized for your needs as well as professionally installed. Once your project is complete, the vendor will remove the structure from your work site for you. When you work with a turnkey provider, typically removal service is included in your lease arrangement, which means you won’t incur any unexpected or additional clean-up costs.
Completing Your Projects Successfully With Fabric Buildings
Complications and hidden costs don’t need to sabotage your next project. When you use temporary structures, your crews can continue to work no matter what the weather conditions are. They will be able to work efficiently with equipment and supplies that are stored near the job site. With more time spent on actual construction work and less time spent traveling to and from our site or having to wait for the mud to dry, it is much more likely that your project will be completed quickly and more important, you will be able to start paying your investment off.