On any construction site, big or small, you can always find ways to improve efficiency. It’s something that takes constant evaluation, and if it hasn’t been addressed lately, there’s a good chance you’ll find a few ways to increase productivity moving forward on future projects. Here are a few things to consider
Listen to your workers
Your workers know best. They spend countless hours on site during a project- possibly more than you! They will have a good handle on the ins and outs of the project, what’s working well and what’s not, and what needs the most attention at any given point during the job. Make sure your workers have the confidence to tell you right from the get-go if they see a hole in your plan before it even becomes a problem.
It’s never a bad idea to invest in more training for your employees. Whether it’s something fundamental or brand new technology, giving your employees the knowledge and confidence to handle obstacles on their own will ultimately allow them to work faster and smarter, which in turn will give you more time to deal with other aspects of the project rather than focusing on your workers. Your experienced employees will also be able to guide new employees and share their skills.
Communication is key
Nothing beats good old fashioned communication. It’s important that your employees know exactly what you expect from them day-in and day-out on a project so they can deliver their best results. There needs to be constant back and forth on a project to continually analyse what’s working and what’s not. Using mobile technology is a great way to improve communication, and using software programs to accumulate daily information and correspondence all in one place will go a long way over the duration of a project.
Technology is your friend
Technology has become crucial to almost every aspect of life, including work. Construction sites are no different, and everything from new machinery and tools to software programs developed to organize projects can drastically improve efficiency. By implementing new technologies, you’ll save yourself time, meeting deadlines or even finishing projects ahead of schedule, and save costs from errors that are avoided throughout the course of the job.