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Do your project team understand how important effective Document Control is?

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Without effective Document Control, you could have some serious consequences: 1. Delays: Poor Document Control can result in missing or outdated information, leading to delays in decision-making and work progress. 2. Increased Costs: Inaccurate information can lead to rework, which can result in increased costs and decreased profit margins. 3. Miscommunication: Failed Document Control can lead to miscommunication among team members, contractors, and stakeholders, which can result in misunderstandings and mistakes. 4. Quality Issues: Lack of Document Control can result in the use of incorrect or outdated specifications and plans, leading to quality issues in the construction work. 5. Legal Issues: Incomplete or inaccurate information can lead to legal issues, such as disputes with contractors or claims from stakeholders. 6. Loss of credibility: Failed Document Control can result in a loss of credibility for the team, the project and all stakeholders. Future/current clients may question the competence and professionalism of all involved. It is key for construction teams to see Document Control as a key interface within their project and to establish and maintain a robust Document Control system to ensure that all project information is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. This helps to avoid these consequences and ensure a successful and efficient construction project.

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