Key Areas to Watch for Jobsite Management

Construction Tech Review | Monday, January 02, 2023

Making money on the jobsite requires jobsite data to understand the status of your projects. However, a common omission is to collect real-time data at the jobsite.

FREMONT, CA: When it comes to the economy of a construction site, it becomes important to the project schedule despite the many risks present, such as the inability to adequately staff, poor performance from subcontractors, or diseases brought on by the heat. The workforce deficit in the construction industry is still present. In addition, profit margins are getting thinner due to the escalation of construction costs. Wherever it is possible, contractors need to get ahead of prospective earnings difficulties.

Data from the job site is essential for understanding the progress of your projects and increasing profits. It is common practice, however, to overlook real-time jobsite data. Make sure field data is taken into account to make better decisions.

Critical areas to watch on a jobsite

Attendance: Employee attendance may appear evident initially, but let's delve deeper. It's not just a matter of employees arriving on time. Timesheets are frequently only submitted at the end of a week. In any case, contractors should look for absenteeism trends, such as calling in ill on Fridays or Mondays. Companies still managing employee attendance with sign-in sheets are losing the chance to leverage digital technologies to streamline administration and identify trends that influence the company's health.

Certificates and Training: It's critical to have proof of each employee's training and certifications, and the dates on which they were obtained, before assigning tasks. It is possible to recover valuable resources and time once the employee can demonstrate their command over particular abilities. Such information is necessary to manage the site safety plan efficiently.

Daily Logs: Daily logs are the most comprehensive source of information regarding the current status of a project. The report is often prepared in a hurry at the end of the day, so it is prone to overlooking important information about worker status, supply delivery, and weather, all of which can slow down work. A project manager can securely collect vital information from everyone who checks into the jobsite by digitizing the check-in process and enabling employees to record observations throughout the day. This process also automates data capture, making the information instantly accessible to the entire company, not just the project team.

Subcontractor Management: Although subcontractors are essential to most projects, managing them presents unique difficulties. During this process, it is important to verify the start date, the team number, the number of hours worked, and the task's performance level. They must also be able and willing to follow the project's administrative, compliance, and safety standards. It can be challenging to choose which subcontractor to choose for upcoming projects without a history of communication and a track record of performance. The selection procedure is shortened with a rapid search for the supporting documents and images from prior operations.

Non-essential administrative work: It's common for data from the jobsite to be transmitted back to the office, where it is re-entered into many systems for project management, payroll, and human resources. Unnecessary administration reduces the contractor's revenue, taking time and posing a risk of human mistakes. Again, digital data processing is the way to go. For accounting and HR, many low-code or no-code workflow options are available.

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