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Construction Site Reports
Reports are an essential part of managing projects in the construction industry. Without reports, handling tasks seems tiresome, causing excess resource consumption and delay. From the planning and scheduling phase, maintaining different types of reports helps keep the project on schedule. It may seem insignificant for a beginner in the construction industry to prepare reports of any kind. Still, with time they realize that its preparation is an indispensable part of the process.
There are several areas in a construction project for which reports can be prepared, such as detailed reports, daily reports, cost reports, variance reports, etc. The types of report
that has to be prepared for a particular construction project has to be determined before its initiation.
Six Commonly Used Construction Site Reports
The progress of a construction project is assessed by the reports available with the existing authority.
With the increase in the scale of a construction project, the construction arena has to be subdivided into more areas that need to be maintained with the help of prerequisite reports. Some of the commonly prepared construction site reports are :
1. Daily Project Report(DPR) – Daily Progress Report(DPRs) of a construction site is the day-to-day documentation of the progress achieved in an ongoing project, usually consisting of staff, material, equipment used and progress evaluation. It is the civil work progress report format at the end of a day’s work recording all data involved in the project’s progress. This daily report is done to smoothen operations, track resource usage, and keep the project on track. The report should identify and note all conditions occurring on a construction site in a day.
Daily Progress Report acts as a paper trail in identifying the responsible parties in case of any delays or discrepancies. This report can also be prepared on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis according to the requirements of the project schedule.
2. Material Report – Material reports of a construction project are maintained to keep track of materials procured for different tasks and their availability. Proper resource management and allocation helps to keep the project on track by ensuring that demand is met at the scheduled time. It maximizes the utilization of project resources for all different sites.
3. Attendance Reports – Attendance reports are prepared daily during project execution. These reports are maintained to track labour presence on site during project execution and to calculate wages. Sometimes, attendance reports for labour provided by a vendor also needs to be recorded to finalise vendor payables.
4. Quality Report – Quality reports such as a non-conformance report and inspection test plan are prepared to record several quality processes or outcomes. The sole purpose of these reports is to carry out quality management and quality control procedures quantitatively and qualitatively. The output of procedures ensures that the quality standards are maintained per the guidelines provided by the clients.
5. Safety Report – Safety report has to be maintained that records the inherent dangers on site and the maintenance of safety standards. The report allows the contractors to assess the safety issue and assign means to improve the safety conditions. All construction projects must conduct routine safety inspections throughout the project schedule to ensure the safety and health of their employees.
Quality reports must be prepared regularly to track the quality of materials being used as per prescribed standards, so they are done weekly, monthly or quarterly as per prerequisite quality tracking schedules.
6. Detailed Project Report –
Detailed Project Reports are prepared after a project’s planning and designing phase is completed. DPR is an explicit plan for a project, vividly describing a complete programme, prescribed functions, activities and resources required for the project’s success.
According to the current scenario where the construction industry is growing at warp speed, such reports, if prepared manually, would be quite inconvenient. To match the present construction guidelines and requirements, construction reports should be prepared using software and mobile-based applications.
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