Agile Construction® Blog

4 Basic Tips to Improve Productivity In Construction

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio Ask any one in the construction industry if they want their field team to be more productive and 100% of the time, the answer you will receive will be a resounding YES!  The unfortunate fact is that this is typically easier said than done.  Productivity is tricky, mostly because it is pretty…
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3 Tips to Improve The Accuracy of Your Construction Estimate

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio What is your hit rate?  Have you ever really sat down and tried to figure out why you aren’t winning more work?  How about trying to figure out why some projects make a ton of money while others make you wonder why you got into this business in the first place?  The…
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3 Strategies to Make Your Construction Projects More Predictable

Written by Nicholas Aloisio Let’s pretend someone gave you a crystal ball and by simply gazing into it, you would know whether the projects you are currently working on would be profitable or not.  How much would you pay for something like that?  Seem like a pipe dream?  It’s not.  We work with clients all over…
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Tracking Productivity on a Job Site The Correct Way

Written by Nicholas Aloisio Managing projects in construction can be very frustrating.  Let’s just be completely honest.  From moving schedules to material delays, there are constant obstacles that are put in the way of our field team and each one causes productivity loss.   Want to know the biggest problem?  While we all likely know that these…
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Mitigating Risk By Externalizing Work®

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused a major upheaval to the construction industry.  The largest impact, however, is it’s role as a catalyst, accelerating the move to Industrialization of Construction®. Modularization or Externalizing Work® is going to become a critical piece as construction companies reopen projects and work in the “new normal”.  Productivity measurement and improvement is going…
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Top 3 Challenges of COVID-19 in Construction And How To Navigate Them

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio During this unprecedented upheaval of our economy and more specifically, the construction industry in general, it is very important to use the weeks ahead to plan for what is likely to be a very challenging phase of your business.  The fact is that this pandemic will remedy itself eventually and, once it…
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The Basics Of WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio One of the foundations to Agile Construction® and, really, where the rubber meets the road is with WBS or Work Breakdown Structure. When it comes to measuring productivity, job tracking, etc. there is an incredible amount of confusing information flooding the market.  Most contractors still use the old school method of “throw…
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How Agile Construction® is Helping Contractors Overcome The Workforce Shortage

Written by Nicholas Aloisio It seems everywhere you turn nowadays, if you are speaking to someone in the construction industry, it is inevitable that the conversation will turn to the labor shortage.   If  you are having a hard time finding qualified, skilled workers, you’re not alone. Despite steady industry growth, companies are still struggling to fill…
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3 Ways to Start Improving The Productivity of Your Jobsites

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio Attend any gathering of subcontractors over the past decade and you’ll likely hear the same topics of conversation.  “Margins are shrinking”.  “Good help is getting harder and harder to find”, “Timelines and schedules are getting tighter, etc. etc.  While there are many factors driving this,  the primary factor is low productivity. “Productivity,”…
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Are You Really Measuring Productivity The Right Way On Your Jobsite?

 Written by Nicholas Aloisio With today’s labor shortage, smart contractors understand that time is, quite literally, money.   By this, I mean that understanding how their field labor team is allocating their time literally can mean the difference between a project being a  “winner” or a “loser”.   The most profitable contractors have a deep understanding of the productivity of…
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