Increasing Productivity on a Construction Project Part 1
In a previous article, we talked about various components that contribute to a decrease in productivity in construction projects. As Brandon construction attorneys, far too often we speak with clients about claims that are a direct result of lowered productivity on job-sites. This article will focus on ways construction professionals can increase productivity so that projects will succeed and have fewer disruptions. Part 2 will conclude this two-part series.
Hire the Right People
A competent construction manager is a key to combating low productivity because oftentimes a lack of productivity is a reflection on the inefficiency of an organization’s leaders. In short, managers should be able to:
- Manage every aspect of a project
- Communicate with and motivate workers
- Understand the big picture and plan properly
- Monitor budgets
- Represent the company well
- Interpret drawings and specification and have software skills
- Solve problems
Sound management is a key to optimizing workers and other valuable resources needed to keep a project on track. Additionally, these same managers need to be diligent about hiring skilled and licensed contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers or else, productivity will suffer.
Make Safety a Priority
It is a given that workplace incidents and deaths will have a major impact on productivity. This is why it is also necessary to ensure you understand OSHA laws to ensure your workplace is always in compliance. We recommend hiring a safety officer to stay on top of federal safety regulations to avoid citations. If you have received a citation, contact a Brandon construction attorney for legal counsel.
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.