A recent study commissioned by the National Society of Professional Engineers concludes that about half of construction projects today are behind schedule. I was interviewed about this research and agreed with its finding. As a result of this study, there is some finger pointing. However, it seems everyone holds a piece of the fault.
Little is gained from recriminations since everyone wants the same thing: an on-time, on-budget, excellent-quality project constructed safely. Additionally, each stakeholder in construction wants to do a great job personally, and thus be rewarded with more work at a higher margin in the future. So there is a great chance we can get a better result – the majority of projects on schedule – with a little focus.