Reports have found that construction productivity has remained relatively stagnant over the past several decades while other sectors of the economy have seen significant improvements. With the potentially huge costs of mistakes in construction projects, an emphasis on methods to improve construction productivity is vital.
A lack of coordination and communication between various teams on a construction project accounts for over 60% of decreases in productivity according to general contractors. The use of technology to improve these factors should be emphasized.
Another factor is poor scheduling management where delays at one part of a site can significantly degrade progress at others. Contractors have embraced prefabrication as a solution to scheduling since components are ready for installation when they arrive on the site leading to less delays.
Documentation is another area impacting productivity since accurate and timely documents are required for accurate construction and legal cover. The use of digital documentation techniques is a proposed solution.