Category: Productivity

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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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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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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How To Manage Distractions With Short Interval Scheduling (SIS®)

Written by Nicholas Aloisio Today’s topic is based upon an article written by Dr. Perry Daneshgari and Dr. Heather Moore of MCA, Inc.  You are invited to participate in the conversation and add your comments at the bottom of the page. A Common Scenario When the project manager asked the foreman what he’d accomplished that day, the…
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