The Significance of Construction Observation Services

Many construction project failures occur despite brilliant designs. According to the survey report by KPMG, 69% of owners believe poor contractor performance is the single biggest reason for project underperformance. Construction projects are their success, indeed, are closely related to contractors. Therefore, many project owners have started using construction observation services. Let’s find out more!           

What is Construction observation?

Construction observation is a critical service for project owners to ensure effective risk management. It plays a crucial role in securing a higher standard of care during the construction phase of a project and assuring that the planned strategy is executed correctly. It also provides an opportunity to recognize potential mistakes that might otherwise go unnoticed.

The Significance of Construction Observation Services

Quality Assurance

An experienced professional observing the construction activities and daily progress strengthen the project owners’ confidence that their business goals and planned objectives are met during work. However, it’s essential to know that construction observation is a quality assurance service, and the contractor is still primarily responsible for quality control.


Effective communication plays a pivotal role in the success of any construction project. A professional responsible for construction observation serves as a liaison between different parties involved in the project. They establish a reliable communication channel to help identify and troubleshoot potential issues timely as well as streamline the work.

Record Keeping

Construction observation services enable project owners to track the progress of a project effectively. Professionals who perform the observation duty document and record the construction progress, including the completed work, work in progress, material and labor utilization, changes in original plans, estimated project completion date, and more.

Final words

The project owner, contractor, and the firm providing observation services—all want the construction project to turn out positively. The latter plays a crucial role to ensure everything’s in order and work hand-to-hand with the contractor to avoid field problems, additional costs, and costly delays, to ensure the project reaches its objectives.

About the company

Larsen Engineers is a multi-disciplinary firm with six decades of experience in civil, transportation, and environmental projects. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, the company offers specialized construction phase and construction management services to eliminate the issues and anticipate any problems during the project.

Call 585-272-7310 or visit for more information on their services.

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