Factors That Decrease Productivity in Construction Projects Part 2
Whether you are an owner or contractor, a loss of productivity can have a profound effect on your bottom line. As construction attorneys in Jacksonville we understand that projects bring with them complicated schedules and coordination issues that frequently lead to claims rooted in a loss of productivity.
The purpose of this two-part series is to make construction professionals at various levels aware of the areas that decrease productivity so they can make adjustments in their respective places. Visit Part 1 for the beginning of the article.
Increasing everyone’s workload and hours is a natural reaction to work shortages. Unfortunately, this does not lead to a long-term increase in production. Instead, businesses are left with an increase in worker fatigue and absenteeism. Furthermore, an increased repetition of the same task decreases productivity.
Our Jacksonville construction lawyers routinely handle OSHA related disputes and we can tell you that hazardous work is an issue on construction job-sites. Due to the need for special precautions such as equipment and tool requirements and managing workers’ exposure to the area, production can drop drastically.
Ripple of Effect
Constant changes in scheduling and the original scope work affects everyone and leads to a ripple effect, or cumulative impact, in the entire process. Furthermore, differing site conditions and delays result in requests to do more work to fix the issues which prevent projects from being completed on time. Proper planning is the key to staying on track and predicting issues before they happen. These types of claims are generally seen in more complex projects, but a Jacksonville contractor lawyer is needed if a contractor wants to successfully prove that a claim exists.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.