Improving Capital Project Performance

February 12, 2020 | By Katie Abraham
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When working on capital projects, such as building bridges, highways, government buildings, and so on, your workers’ performance needs to be top notch. Improving worker performance on capital projects will help your business thrive in an extremely competitive field. A management consulting firm offers many services that can help you improve worker efficiency on capital projects. Here are three more ways you can improve capital project performance.

Plan Ahead

Capital projects require an extensive amount of time and energy to complete. Creating a plan, with or without an executive management consultant, will prevent construction delays and cost increases due to efficiency errors. Efficiency errors include going over budget, falling behind schedule, and ordering too little or too much materials or equipment. These mistakes can be avoided if you devote enough time before construction begins to research how much manpower, equipment, and materials you’ll need to get the project done properly.

Use Management Software

Living in the 21st century means you have access to numerous tools to help improve the performance of your workers. Construction management software from the top management consulting firms will keep all your information organized and secure. The software can manage bids, billing and invoices, contractors, documents, incident reports, leads, time sheets, schedules, and much more. There are also several mobile apps made by strategic management consulting firms that can help you manage these tasks from anywhere and at any time.

Use Building Information Modeling

Building information modeling, or BIM, involves a process where you create digital representations of buildings. Capital project management consulting firms have software and other tools that can help you create high-quality digital designs for an affordable rate. These designs help you and your team visualize the building, bridge, highway, etc. in its finished form during the planning stage. This will help you figure out how much traffic each lane of the highway or bridge will have or the amount of people a building will contain each day. This information will ensure your workers will get the project done within budget and on time.

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Improve Communication

Your workers are the eyes and ears of each project. They work at the site daily, so if something goes wrong or needs improvement, they’ll be the first to know. The experience and knowledge gained by workers is a great asset, especially when creating a construction plan. They can spot potential issues in early stages of planning. Listening to your workers allows you to put standards in place to maintain consistency throughout the project.

Staying in contact with workers daily lets you stay informed about problems that arise during construction. By making yourself available every day, you’re letting your crew know they can talk to you about any issues that might crop up. Make time to meet with project supervisors every day to go over your expectations for that day. Get feedback from the supervisors about what they believe can get done that day and the potential pitfalls they could encounter.

The CARIAN Group has more tips on how you can improve the performance of your workers on capital projects. Visit our consulting page at https://www.thecariangroup.com/services/consulting/ or contact us via email at info@thecariangroup.com.