Each and every party involved in a construction project stands to benefit from lean construction. Contractors, material suppliers, and owners are all invested in seeing a project through to completion. It stands to reason that these stakeholders can better accomplish project goals by collaborating and communicating efficiently.
In parts one, two, and three of this series, we covered the origins and principles of lean construction. Now, a Florida construction attorney at Cotney Construction law will discuss the benefits of lean construction.
Raising the Bar
When all project stakeholders are coexisting peacefully, it becomes easier to communicate and implement techniques that lead to a higher quality product. For instance, prefabricated construction can be a boon for contractors and owners that agree to utilize this flexible, energy efficient, and sustainable practice.
Additionally, lean construction can raise productivity. It is estimated that construction workers operate at about 40 percent efficiency. This is largely due to poor management that fails to address crowded work areas, project delays, and inefficient procedures. Implementing lean construction on your project sites can ensure that you don’t hemorrhage money, thereby giving you a leg up on your competition.
What Labor Shortage?
Lean construction’s emphasis on efficiency means that construction companies can focus less on finding skilled labor and focus more on completing projects. Considering that the construction industry is in the midst of a labor shortage, adopting the principles of lean construction could ensure that a contractor remains successful despite the current lack of skilled labor.
As mentioned in part one, lean construction focuses on constant communication between owners and contractors to create realistic project expectations. When expectations are properly outlined and met, there is a greater chance the owner will be satisfied with the completed project. A satisfied owner can lead to more contracts and future collaborations, while a dissatisfied owner can be a formidable opponent in a legal dispute.
An Expert in Dispute Resolution
Communication is paramount to not only lean construction but also the success of all construction projects. When communication is at a standstill between contractors and owners, a costly and time-consuming dispute is inevitable. If communication has broken down and you’re not sure whom to turn to, contact a Florida construction attorney at Cotney Construction Law for assistance with dispute resolution.
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.