If you are working in construction, then you already know the fact that the vast majority of construction projects have a certain set schedule. It may take a few months to several years to complete a building, depending on its size and some other factors. For example, it may take up to seven years to construct a skyscraper in New York or 5 months to finish a two-story house in the suburbs of Oklahoma. Of course, you also have to worry about the financial aspect in addition to the time that it will take you to finish the job completely.
In order to understand how you can achieve both of these (saving money and doing the job in the shortest amount of time possible), while still doing a good job and making sure that everything is done according to specific rules and regulations regarding construction, Better Constructed have given you a few pointers on how you can accomplish all of these things.
First of all, you will need to have a good crew of workers. They should be experienced and disciplined when meeting the goals. You should be in good relations with your crew, that goes without saying, but business always comes first, so you don’t have to exactly be buddies with them and to invite them to a BBQ. Keep a professional relationship between you and your workers.
Safety of your workers should also be one of your top priorities, so make sure that your workers are equipped with the necessary safety gear, like helmets, safety harness, gloves for those working with electricity, boots and similar.
You should also have enough fuel and electricity to operate certain machines and for the vehicles, so make sure that you have a supply of these things and that the are always available. Without them, your bulldozers, excavators and other machines will not be able to operate effectively. Also, whenever you can, you should use alternative sources of energy that will save time on re-fueling or re-charging and are much more eco-friendly. By use of batteries and solar power, you can also save plenty of time. Make sure that you have enough fuel storage tanks with gas for at least 3 different engines. This will save you time and the workers will be more productive. Also, these tanks need to be waterproof and that will prevent any leaks and rust from happening, plus, this is much better for the environment.
Also, you shouldn’t forget that your workers are not robots, but men of flesh and blood, so the temperature at the site should be one of your concerns. Nobody likes to work outdoors at 2 o’clock in the middle of July under the temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, or in the winter, when the temperatures can go way bellow 0 degrees C, so you should allow them to have breaks as they will work better once they return to it and, therefore, you will be able to finish the schedule in time.