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I don't work in construction, but I'm in an industry that has also seen an explosion of regulation (at least, that's how it feels to me). In my industry, it's necessary. But it's a huge burden on the business to comply both in terms of cost, and resource. We have fewer hours available for project work because the overhead of maintaining compliance with regulation is more than it has ever been - at least that's how it seems to me.
The impact for me is that I have to plan more resources and be prepared for things to take longer. My team's day jobs are busier and more demanding than before, and there are more hoops to jump through for projects before going live.
Thanks for elaborating Elizabeth.
I work in the construction industry and noticed this but not to an overwhelming degree. This has to happen at some point as things evolve.
Agree with Rami. Most of them are really necessary.
There are many, too many regulations in the construction industry. Eventually regulation and standard should converge.
I have seen cases, where two imposes norms by the cleint, would contradict one another.
The key is to have prioritization of them in the contract.
I don't work in construction either but a highly regulated industry. Unfortunately regulations are often a response to some negative occurrence. They're not always a good solution, but still an effort to legislate problems away.
It's a parallel situation to when an executive gets caught doing something they shouldn't, and now everyone else gets mandatory training
Prioritization in the industry would need time, In the contract, it needs to be now.
Get your client to put them in order that he expects you to respect them.
Fortunately in my industry, the regulatory agencies understand that if the regulations become such a burden that nobody could afford to stay in business, the agency itself would no longer have a purpose so the business impact must be considered when making new rules.
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