4 S.T.E.P.s – ‘E’ is for Execution

Rose Paving / April 21, 2010

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This week’s post will address the third step in the four-step program to successful parking lot management; please check back next week for the fourth and final step.

After timetable, the third step is Execution. It is extremely helpful to have on-site project management once work commences.  The same project manager who facilitated the setup, mapping, phasing, scheduling and signage needs should also be on hand to ensure that the project is executed as planned and according to specifications set forth in the bid.


Supervising a project not only requires careful monitoring of work, inspecting materials and application methods, taking photos and monitoring traffic flow, but also documenting any concerns as necessary.  Of course, there may be some uncontrollable factors that set back a project, regardless of on-site management.  These delays may be weather related, equipment related, or even site related.  Site delays may happen if workers encounter structural problems beneath the sub base that occurred during original construction.  In these instances, a change-order may be necessary to perform the right repair.  More materials might be needed and a different procedure might even be warranted.  Hiring a trustworthy contractor with project management capabilities to report on these issues as they occur can help save time, money and additional delays.