Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that the construction season is over! However, when planning on working in colder climates, make sure to consider these factors:
Winter projects are often costlier than projects completed during warmer seasons. Make sure your construction budget accounts for this.
Many projects will require heaters to continue during the colder months. Not only can this add to your construction budget, but it can also pose safety hazards. Be sure to follow temporary heating safety guidelines (found here).
Scheduling & Holidays
The winter months are often reserved for holidays for many who work in the construction industry. Be sure to schedule subcontractors well in advance.
Some Things May Have to Wait
Some aspects of construction must wait until spring. Items such as landscaping, or concrete pours may have to be scheduled for warmer climates.
Things move slower in the winter. Vehicles are required to be warmed up, and snow brushed off them. Driving is also slower. Make sure to take this into account when scheduling workers.
Some winter climates will not allow for construction or travel altogether. Be sure to account for this, as well as provide yourself some leeway in deadlines, if possible.
Snow and ice should be removed from construction sites to reduce the risk of injury.