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Tips for Staying on a Rushed Project Timeline

At Wasatch Steel, we’re here to be more than just a steel supplier. We want to bring you the highest-quality products, yes, but we also want to help provide you with solutions and expertise needed to complete some of the toughest projects safely, affordably and effectively.

One of the largest issues some of our clients run into? A rushed project with a looming due date. And while we never recommend skipping any necessary steps, there are a few tips we can offer to help you accelerate things if need be. Let’s take a look.


Knowing what you want well in advance, and having a concrete plan for getting there, will win you more of the speed battle than you might think. Perhaps most important here: Giving a realistic timeline.

Lay out every step included in your plan, and try to give extremely conservative estimates on how quickly you’ll be able to finish them – assume there will be roadblocks or issues along the way, and build in bits of extra time to account for this. If you end up beating your estimate that’s great, but you know you’ll never be on the other side of the ledger.


Getting your financing completely laid out in advance is another big part of planning. Once again, be conservative here – assume there may be some unexpected overages, and don’t just budget the bare minimum. If you’ll be required to take out a loan for a larger project, make sure items like credit score and other financial elements are in order.


The planning process takes time, and a big part of this is document transfer. Project managers need to see all relevant documents in a timely fashion, and there are times where they’ll change schedules to help you meet a specific deadline. The rise of the internet has made document exchange far easier in modern times, but it’s your responsibility to stay out in front of these details.

For more information about improving project planning, or to find out more about our custom steel products and services, contact the experts at Wasatch Steel today.