In formal definitions, efficiency equals the effectiveness of the effort. Construction efficiency would be the output compared to the input measured in hours of work.
Project efficiency on a construction site would require working efficiently, controlling costs, and staying on schedule. Believe it or not, your project efficiency is a direct reflection of your construction workforce efficiency.
Here are a few ways to evaluate your construction workforce’s efficiency.
Your Workforce Maintains Strong Communication
Well-established coordination is central to the success of your building project, irrespective of your position and obligations. That is why, before they could even appear, real-time contact will address multiple on-site issues. In other words, this unimpeded distribution of communication will guarantee that any main problem is dealt with on time and that everybody is well briefed about the tasks and goals. Through that, you can indeed be confident that the venture prevents expensive delays and that throughout the construction phase there is accountability. Of course, you would want some efficient digital resources to communicate with your workforce.
There Is Proper Scheduling & Planning
It’s essential to deal with your vendors and subcontractors and coordinate your construction timetable in order to manage your construction schedule. This will guarantee that the supplies are shipped on schedule and so when they are requested, your subcontractors turn up. Be sure that your own workers and the requisite machinery for the project are not connected to another worksite. If you don’t have the requisite money to finish your projects on time, you won’t be able to manage your project timetable.
A smart way to help prepare and execute an efficient construction plan is to study completed projects that are close in scale and nature. Determining what succeeded and what could not assist to describe areas where more effort can be put.
There Is A Safe Construction Area
A secure place for construction is a prosperous one. Accidents will result in missed man-hours due to employee injuries. Injuries and workplace deaths occur in job stoppages and can even take your company to serious litigation. Construction injuries also tend to affect the morale of staff and would have a detrimental effect on production.
Get a documented, site-specific security plan and distribute it on the worksite with everybody. You should also highlight the expectation that everybody would have to meet all the safety criteria. Provide appropriate protective facilities and PPE to all staff to ensure that all employees find the construction site safe.
There Is Quality In Work
You do expect quality work to be carried out. Shoddy craftsmanship will result in expensive work which could blow down your budget as well as result in delays. Remember the old saying “Measure twice, cut once.” You must never allow staff to hurry through assignments only to maximize productivity. Staff who take pride in their job for the first time and do it right seem to be more active.
The Necessary Equipment Is Available
We’ve already spoken about the significance of scheduling tasks. This is also valid with large machinery and instruments. Before construction starts, ensure the necessary equipment from your fleet is available and shipped to the worksite.
If the equipment requires repairs and maintenance, your system won’t be able to perform at its optimum. To prevent missed efficiency from it being taken out of service, make sure to take care of any pending planned repairs ahead of time. If the existing fleet does not fulfill your specifications or if those services are allocated elsewhere, make sure that all rental equipment is arranged well in advance to prevent delays.
Increased Use Of Technology
In a multitude of areas, technology can come in improved construction methods, from planning and coordinating to connectivity to records management. An increasing variety of technological and smartphone apps available are targeted towards the construction industry today. Telematics and Global positioning systems (which have become increasingly important in construction) help you monitor the effectiveness of equipment. Digital time clock applications allow employees to log in and out every day quickly.
Drones may be used to track building efficiencies. 4D Construction Knowledge Modeling incorporates the 3D model and time to enable a visual representation of the project timeline. Project management tools enable regular reporting, RFIs, plans, submissions as well as daily costs and output rates to be conveniently tracked and shared. They also allow you to view and exchange real-time information with all project stakeholders. Identifying an area of change and then exploring the right way to satisfy the needs is the secret to leveraging technologies to increase construction workforce efficiency.
Proper Layout Of The Worksite
The architecture of your workspace can be a significant factor in the degree of efficiency of employees. If worksite architecture is an afterthought or performed incorrectly, low productivity is accelerated. You don’t really want staff to spend time hunting down instruments or driving around the office to get extra tools and supplies all through the day.
Using the current site plan as a roadmap, start by logistically mapping out the worksite in a manner that makes the most sense. Think carefully where parking spaces, storage of supplies and machinery, toilet facilities, staging, office trailers, and tool crib areas can be set up.
In this article, we discussed the ways to evaluate construction workers’ efficiency. This included workers maintaining strong communication, there is proper scheduling on-site, the construction area is safe, there is quality in work, there is the availability of necessary equipment, there is increased use of technology, and there is proper layout of the worksite.