Critical Areas to Watch on a Construction Jobsite

Construction Tech Review | Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Examining the occurring closely on the job sites and understanding the status of projects, and generating more revenue depends on the information collected on the job site.

FREMONT, CA: A construction job site's profitability depends on knowing if the projects are on schedule, despite numerous hazards such as inadequate staffing, subcontractor performance failures, and heat-related illnesses. Construction labor shortages continue to persist. And as construction cost inflation increases, profit margins shrink. Contractors must anticipate profit-related difficulties whenever and wherever possible. Contractors should save time poring over spreadsheets at the office or imagining what-if scenarios in their thoughts. Real-time worksite data should frequently address to make better-informed decisions by incorporating field data.

Attendance of employees: Attendance data may appear evident, as it is not enough that employees arrive on schedule. Timesheets are not submitted until the end of a week or two, and subcontractors submit bills even later. In any case, contractors should check beyond sign-in sheets to identify absenteeism patterns, such as employees frequently calling in sick on Fridays and Mondays. Failure to undergo safety screening upon site entry or to attend tool lectures also increases profitability risks. Suppose they're still using sign-in sheets to track employee attendance. They are missing out on a chance to leverage digital solutions to decrease administrative burdens and detect real-time trends that affect the health of the business and the employee.

Certificates and training: Before allocating tasks, it is vital to have evidence of each employee's skills and certifications and the dates on which they were obtained. This insight is necessary for crucial time and resources to preserve as the worker's mastery of particular abilities becomes apparent. Moreover, no site safety strategy can adequately administer without such information.

Daily logs: The daily log intends to be the complete source of information regarding the current state of a project. It is performed hastily at the end of the day, which creates a significant risk of forgetting crucial information regarding labor status, supply delivery, and weather, all of which might impede progress, by digitizing the check-in process and empowering employees to record daily observations. A project manager can securely collect vital information from everyone who checks into the jobsite and population, automate data capture, and make the information immediately accessible to the entire organization, not just the project team.

Subcontractor management: Subcontractors are essential to most projects, but their management has unique issues. It includes confirming the task's start date, staff number, hours spent, and performance quality. They must be able and willing to comply with the project's safety, compliance, and administrative standards. Without a history with the subcontractor and a record of its performance, it isn't easy to be choosy when selecting subcontractors for future projects. A fast lookup of the sub, together with paperwork and photographs of previous jobs, assists in narrowing the selection pool.

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