Turner implemented lean construction through pull planning, and thereby reduced the amount of time needed for this activity by approximately 30 days. Contractors credited a diligent close-out process for their ability to complete the project five months before handover to the residential owners and the mall’s scheduled opening.
COVID continues to cause construction delays, demand for skilled labor high. Ken Simonson: “Ironically, even as the pandemic undermines demand for construction services, it is reinforcing conditions that have historically made it hard for many firms to find qualified craft workers to hire.”
Mental health experts say that the feeling of being drained many people are experiencing right now could be a form of grief. Whether we have lost loved ones, jobs, financial stability or are just grieving the loss of normalcy, grief is natural, and identifying it is an important step toward healing. Give yourself -- and your team, if you're in a leadership position -- the time and space needed to fully process your feelings.
Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have put a price tag on how much the construction industry’s lack of productivity is costing U.S. and Canadian contractors — about $5.4 billion annually according to a study published in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
Contractors are more receptive than ever to ways that help get projects done faster. Contractors continued to explore ways to expand their businesses, enhance collaboration, and boost productivity. Many pros found answers in their embrace of technology and by becoming Leaner machines.