What are the top 3 reasons construction projects go over budget?

Project managers consulting plans

We recognize there are a variety of reasons that projects go over budget but we have listed below the three most common overrun project breakers.

  1. Projects have budgets and working in teams often disperses that responsibility.  Once person has to own the budget.  One person needs to be accountable for the budget and provide regular updates to the client and team members.
  2. Unclear project scope and goals.  Project scopes need to be well defined and understood by all parties.  No one wants a runaway project.
  3. Poor estimates or downplaying the amount of work that needs to go into a project.  Subcontractors might be undercutting their price but their work may be poor quality and they underestimated the project scope.

As seasoned Project Managers at Bolson Engineering, we have a variety risk mitigation strategies to ensure that our client’s project stays on schedule and budget.

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Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson is the Business Development Officer for Bolson Engineering and Environmental Services. Katie has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for over 12 years with all levels of management and employees prior to working at Bolson. She oversees the marketing and business development of Bolson Engineering and Environmental Services. Katie holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Alberta and her HR Certification and has her C.P.H.R. designation.