Join Jim Rogers for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving productivity through reliability, part of Construction Industry Weekly.
- Hi, Jim Rogers here, back again in my weekly series…on construction management issues.…In the last episode, I discussed issues related to…productivity at the work face, and before that,…I talked about overall project productivity.…One of the things that both discussions had in common…was that they both included issues…related to reliability and predictability.…It's difficult to set up and follow a construction schedule…because we're always pushing or being pushed.…We tend to follow this process…where we take an educated guess…on how long a task will take.…
We apply that to the construction schedule…and use those durations…to schedule activities and trade contractors.…When it appears that one trade…isn't going to finish on time,…they get pushed to go faster and finish,…and when another trade finishes…before the date shown on the schedule,…the general contractor calls and starts pushing…the next trade contractor to get out…to the job early to reduce the downtime.…It's really an inefficient process…and it inevitably results in gaps in the schedule,…
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