Increasing Construction Efficiency Part 2
Those of us who work in the construction industry understand that the quest to remain efficient has many enemies. Poor communications between architects and contractors or between contractors and subcontractors can lead to inaccurate work, which can lead to delays. These delays cost money and move your project off it’s timeline, which can lead to more delays. You get the idea. It’s crucial to fight poor communication and subpar work with best practices for maintaining efficiency.
In the first part of this series, our Orlando construction lawyers offered a number of best practices for maintaining a productive construction site. Here’s the second part of this series with more tips that you can employ today to achieve greater success.
Running an efficient project begins with planning. You must account for as many roadblocks as possible so that they don’t catch you off guard during the course of the project. Contractors can also plan how information and collaboration will flow both on the jobsite and among stakeholders.
One of the major roadblocks of executing an efficient project is a lack of knowledge among workers. Invest time in training workers on the best practices they need to perform their tasks correctly. You can also take it one step further and determine what skill sets will make your workers and the project, as a whole, better and more efficient.
Creating benchmarks for your team helps break down the mountainous task of building a structure into bite-sized chunks. This is more digestible for most workers and more attainable. This practice also gives you a feel for the progress that’s being made on a project. It will give you an opportunity to determine if the project plan needs to be adjusted in anyway. Contractors can assign incentives to benchmarks. This can motivate your workers to perform faster. However, it must be expressed that quality is the most important aspect of the work that’s being done.
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.