Construction manpower planning

Why you should look ahead when managing your resources

With a reduced workforce, the construction industry is constantly faced with the challenge of doing more with less. Being able to recognize when it’s time to take on new projects (or when it’s time to expand your team) is paramount for thriving in an increasingly competitive industry. 

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What is a Gantt chart and why is it important?

What is a Gantt chart and why is it important?

What is a Gantt chart and why is it important? Learn more about this construction scheduling tool and why it’s so popular.

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10 Tips for improving labour management in construction

10 tips for improving labour management in construction

Labour management in construction is crucial for ensuring projects get done safely and efficiently. Here are some tips for improving your labour management.

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10 Tips for construction labor tracking and staff management

Construction labor tracking is essential for success in the industry. Here are some tips to make your data work for you.

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What is your workforce utilization rate telling you?

One of the biggest struggles in construction workforce planning is keeping teams working at capacity, or fully utilizing their time. If a team member isn’t being utilized, they’re essentially “on the bench” and waiting to get in the game. Having team members on the bench creates an overhead cost that will negatively impact your bottom line. If you’re looking to effectively manage your workforce capacity, it’s critical to calculate and understand your workforce utilization rate.

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4 Ways to gain greater insight using construction workforce planning data

Without question, construction generates a lot of data. In the past, the bulk of that data would be project specific and stored on paper, whiteboards, and spreadsheets. Once the project was completed, that data would often be filed away, moved to a “completed projects” spreadsheet, or worst case scenario – deleted. In most of those instances the historical data would never be seen again.

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Using data to reduce your construction skill gaps

The culture around construction employment has made a dramatic shift in recent years. As baby boomers begin to retire and millennials now comprising 35% of the workforce, many general contractors are wondering how to make their organization more attractive to younger workers that don’t see construction as a fulfilling career choice.

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3 Strategies to run effective construction workforce planning meetings

Construction manpower planning meetings are one of the most important processes your operations team will undertake on a regular basis. In this article, we’re going to discuss three strategies you can use to run more effective construction manpower planning meetings. Getting out of your spreadsheets, setting an agenda, and using data to plan ahead.

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Building a data-driven culture for improved construction workforce planning

As the construction industry continues to move forward and embrace the digital transformation of their core processes, putting a focus on data analysis as a skill set will continue to become more important for all leadership and construction management positions. Construction is making the effort to shift from manual processes to cloud-based, automated software and technology. That shift will inevitably result in a wealth of project and workforce data being captured from every phase a project goes through.

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