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Efficiency

5 Tips For An Efficient Building Project

Candy Lebby
by Candy Lebby on July 31, 2018


So, you want to start on a new building project? Congratulations on beginning the project of a lifetime! Buildings in all their forms are an art and here at Bobtrade we admire the skill and talent that goes into constructing buildings and managing building projects. We’re here to make sure you get to your goal and do it with a smile because we believe the answer to success lies in planning. Not just any old planning but efficient planning.

“We believe the answer to success lies in planning”

This is the time for you and your team to shine and share your vision with the world.
A lot of little things go into the planning of a building project but combined together they make all the difference in making sure your project is a success. Taking the time to familiarise yourself with planning strategies that work will leave you feeling calmer and more in control of the whole process from start to finish.

Building Information Modelling for Planning efficiency [Photo Credit: Engineers Journal]

“A lot of things go into planning a building project and combined together they what can ensure the success of your project”

So, with that being said, here are 5 tips you can use on your building site that will greatly improve the efficiency of your project.

1. Keep up the productivity

And no that doesn't mean waving hammers around and joy riding on tractors. It means making the most of your time at all times and making sure that employees and anyone one else working on your project is using the time they have wisely. Keep the energy high and start how you mean to finish: With an organised, productive team. If everyone is on the same page and knows what needs to be done- and is doing it, that's one less stress for you to deal with.

Construction Productivity Efficiency Building Site [Photo Credit: Flickr]

"Keep the energy high and start how you mean to finish: With an organised, productive team"

2. Use technology- it’s there for a reason! 

The worst thing you could do when planning your project is decide against the incredible technology on offer right now! Now is not the time to be archaic, and attempt to manually construct your building with a screwdriver. Having this attitude will damage the chances of your building project being a success. Embrace the technology out there and use it to further your building project- you won’t regret it.

BIM Building Construction drawing Technology[Photo Credit: Plumbing Perspective]

"Embrace the technology out there and use it to further your building project"

There are lots of tools out there that can help to lower overall project costs, keep your building plan succinct and ultimately boost productivity on your building site. BIM technology is a popular choice for many construction companies who enjoy the time and budget saving advantage this tool offers.

3. It’s worth listening to your staff

Whether you have 5 workers or 500 workers, they are all there for one job; to make sure your building site is moving in the right direction towards the finished product. Try and make it a daily habit to meet with your workers to go over your expectations for the day.

construction management efficiency and productivity[Photo Credit: Safna]

"Try and make it a daily habit to meet with your workers to go over your expectations for the day"

Listening to your builders will ensure that any issues or questions directly related to the site are sorted out immediately. Disaster averted! Also if the communication is open and good, everyone feels much more excited about coming in to work everyday- which can only be positive for things all round. 

4. Invest in training

Investing in the important things, equals results. Making sure you invest in a well-trained team will definitely work in your favour here.

Training programme Construction efficiency and productivity[Photo Credit: Project Plant]

"Making sure you invest in a well-trained team will definitely work in your favour here"

You want builders on your site who know what they are doing so your operation runs like the well-oiled machine we all know it can be. It’s also a great idea to train up any construction supervisors you may take on board, since they will need super sound management principles to keep everything running to plan.

5. Track your performance and hold everyone accountable

Our last super top efficiency tip is to measure how well you’re performing. This can be an amazing way of letting your workers know that they’re hard work is paying off and will be a motivating factor for themBy setting clear performance measures regularly and throwing bonuses whenever someone excels at their job you can improve the work ethic, motivation and communication on your entire operation. 

Tracking Performance Padlifter - Construction efficiency and productivity[Photo Credit: Padlifter]

"Setting clear performance measures and throwing bonuses whenever someone excels at their job you can greatly improve the motivation"

Simple things such as tracking attendance, helpfulness, quality of work and initiative, go a long way making your building project something you can be proud of.

We're passionate about construction efficiency here at Bobtrade. If you'd like to know more about the other ways you can improve efficiency on your construction site you should check out Efficiency In Delivery, BIM: Present And Future Outlook, and Planning Is Everything.  

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AUTHOR
Candy Lebby

Candy Lebby

Content Writer Executive at Bobtrade , relishes in learning about the innovative technology in the construction industry , mama to my beautiful 4 year old, Benjamin, blogger and video games enthusiast.!