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Fast facts about construction rework

Construction rework isn’t just a minor inconvenience; it can be a reputation-shattering, profit-draining disaster. The impact goes beyond financial losses – it could determine whether your construction business thrives or dives.

Did you know that rework can slash construction firms’ annual profits by a staggering 28%? Those are hard-earned dollars that could be fueling growth instead. The causes of construction rework are diverse, from missing crucial documents and ineffective material procurement to poor work quality and substandard materials. Failed designs, communication breakdowns, hasty decisions, and lack of standardized processes contribute to this pervasive problem. Rushing to meet deadlines might seem like a solution, but it often exacerbates the issue.

The statistics are eye-opening: rework accounts for as much as one-fifth of total construction costs. The ripple effects are equally concerning. Rework leads to end-user dissatisfaction, conflicts within organizations, employee fatigue, stress, demotivation, loss of future projects, damaged professional image, and poor morale. It’s no surprise that rework also stretches project schedules by double digits.

But here’s the kicker: rework can mean delays in payments. You don’t get paid until the client signs off on the work, and that approval might be elusive if rework is a recurring theme. Furthermore, the more rework, the higher the risk of worker injuries – a sobering fact that affects both human well-being and project timelines.

Construction rework is an issue that far beyond a mere do-over of tasks. It’s a complex web of challenges impacting your finances, reputation, and the overall success of your projects. Dive into our infographic to get more quick stats and insights!

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Fast facts about construction rework

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