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August 7, 2023

Workforce Rewind – The Importance Of Productivity Tracking In Construction

The adage “you can’t improve what you don’t measure,” is especially true for productivity in construction. With so many job codes, people, materials, and agendas happening on every job site it was historically impossible to measure productivity accurately until after the project was over. Sometimes productivity wasn’t measurable until months after a project was wrapped up.

Today it is impossible to work efficiently enough to keep up with client expectations and job site demands without actively monitoring productivity on a monthly, weekly, and daily schedule. To help spell out the importance of tracking and measuring your productivity on a job code, individual, project and overall business level is Damien Edwards, the National Director of Production at Toll Brothers. If you have not heard it before make sure to check out episode number six and 74 where he discussed how the job site represents the business and the skills construction managers need to be successful in the eyes of their clients, the importance of a director of production, and why attitude is everything. Today’s episode covers the importance of project productivity, the accuracy and immediacy of data collection, the best practices for review and management, and the impacts of managing your productivity well or ignoring it.