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.
What is capacity planning? Advantages and how to implement
Capacity planning is the process of predicting future needs. Here are the key steps of capacity planning to help you manage your workforce.
Using data to reduce your construction skills gaps
With an aging pool of skilled workers and a huge demand for labor, it’s important that contractors create a strategy to foster and develop their people using actionable data so they can close skills gaps.
How Bridgit Bench customers use data to make informed decisions
We often hear from our clients that workforce planning and manpower decisions are difficult. And not just difficult, but time consuming – time that could be spent on other operational priorities and functions. Whether it’s the system they are using, the number of people involved in the decision making process, or the lack of actionable data at their fingertips – resource planning is a critical and frustrating reality for the construction industry.
5 benefits of strategic workforce planning meetings in construction
Here is what you need to know about why workforce planning is important, why you should book meetings planned around it, its goals, and its benefits.
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.
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.
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.
What are KPIs for construction resource management?
Construction KPIs can be a little bit confusing at first, so let’s start with the basics. What is a KPI? A KPI is an acronym for “key performance indicator.” These indicators function as signs that your company is functioning according to plan. It involves prioritized metrics that are “key” to your business and the way that it functions and operates.
Release notes: Permission groups
Following the release of the Full Contributor permission group, Bridgit Bench also now has the ability for users to create and name custom permission groups specific to their company needs, and assign different users to those permission groups.