Status reports on a monthly basis include elements such as:
Project name – This ensures everyone who receives the report is immediately aware of the project as many construction projects can be managed at one time.
Start date and expected completion date – Reveals the start and completion date of the project.
Number of change orders – Change orders issued during the month, attaching the same with approval signatures.
Time extensions – Time extensions agreed upon during the month.
Percentage of work completed – A scale based on the project timeline to show progress.
Percent variation from schedule – Is the project over or under the estimated timeline and by what percentage?
Detailed list of issues or problems with solutions – This area provides the leader and his team the ability to include any and all issues, problems, weak areas or resources needed. With each of these issues, the manager should include possible solutions or, if empowered to do so, offer up the solutions determined to work best.
Approvals or denials with signatures – All monthly reports, much like other status reports, need to be approved by project sponsors or stakeholders with signatures.