Progress Updates for Locals

When construction work is taking place, it is a good idea to keep the local community, up to date with what is going on, with regard to the site.

There is a variety of ways in which you can do this, including external signage.

External signs can give details of the project name and site managers contact details, as well as telephone numbers and a website.

Providing as much information up front to the public, will help to build good relationships and alleviate complaints, queries or concerns.

Below are examples of how sites provided progress updates:

  • A dedicated website that is updated with a timeline, interactive maps, questions and answers, construction management plan, updates on the construction work and a webcam or time-lapse photography overlooking the works. The views from the webcam could also be seen on a VDU on the hoarding;
  • A QR (Quick Response) code was displayed which linked to the contractor’s website, which had up to date information and contact details;
  • Members of the public were encouraged to follow the site on social media such as Twitter and Facebook, for regular updates and pictures;
  • Site open days were held to describe the job and how it was progressing;
  • Perimeter notice boards displayed information regarding the site, such as contact details, project timelines and progress updates.

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Citation, Barhale Construction plc, 2014; Second visit Monitor Report, Elev8 Interiors Ltd, London, August 2014; Construction Manager Magazine, July/August 2015.

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