How to Ensure Your Next Project On the Water Goes Smoothly

Hiring the right constructions firms for any type of project requires significant consideration. When selecting a firm for a project on the water,  getting the right crew becomes even more important. Unfortunately, there is no manual you can follow to ensure that you hire the best marine construction firm. One thing is for certain -all on-water construction firms are not created equal, so choosing the one that is ideal for your particular project will be immensely important.

There are some steps that you can follow to ensure that you increase your chances of hiring a water construction firm that has the capacity and expertise to successfully complete the project.

The Challenges

You will need to be intimately familiar with the challenges associated with the project. Each project presents its own specific set of challenges. Understanding those challenges will help you evaluate each marine construction firm that you interview. If your project requires marine decking, you will want to use a firm that has experience and expertise in using FRP marine decking. For instance, if you are looking to have a modern and innovative marine look, Permastruct has a wealth of knowledge in FRP marine decking. They will also be able to manufacture the material for the job.

Industry Placement

You want to work with a firm that is a leader in the industry and has specific that conplement your project. This might mean that the cost will be slightly higher, but you do not want to cut corners on a water project. Proper industry placement should also provide you with the confidence that the crew that works on your project will have the expertise and experience to produce quality work that you can depend on.

Safety Rating

Do your research to find out what emphasis the company places on safety. A high safety rating is extremely important because it reveals that the company considers front-end and back-end safety vital. Front-end safety ensures that there will be fewer risks of an on onsite accident during the project, while back-end safety ensures that the finished product will be of such high quality that you can trust its reliability and safety.

 Free Consultation

A reputable and trustworthy company will provide a free consultation to allow you the opportunity to ask important questions. During this consultation, they will be able to inform you of the type of material they use and their experience level for construction projects like yours.

During the consultation, the marine construction should be able to recognise any potential challenges or issues that you and your planning team may have missed in the initial assessment. They should be able to clearly communicate these to you, as well as make suggestions to rectify – while keeping costs to a minimum.

Compliance Standards

You should become familiar with the basic Australian quality and safety standards, including those of OH&S. Once you understand  these standards, make sure that the construction company that you hire meets and exceeds these standards.

If you follow these few steps it will place you in a position to make a well-informed decision.

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


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