Do you know how much it costs you to to build a wall, pour a slab, or install embeds? Unfortunately, not many field hands do. In construction, it’s normal to hear supervisors say "we'll get it when we get it" and when asked how we're doing, the answer seems to be "if we're losing money, I'll let you know". Don't you want to see how you're doing to avoid budget over run? Many times, you may hear from people who track budgets closely, "Show me some numbers and i will beat them." This gives those individuals a goal; something that makes them grow. If you want to grow, than learn what it costs to construct. Start understanding budgets and the numbers. Are you a $3.46 unit cost on handset walls? Do you pour slabs for 0.60 SF, or is it 1.05 a SF?
How to get started:
How this process can help:
Let’s start simple! Try tracking yourself for a week. Ask yourself, " how much did I produce today?", now times that by your pay. What was your unit cost? How about your crews? Take the high average and times that by how many hours you worked today, then divide by how many pieces. Look at the numbers!
Let's see how good you are! Fill out the form above everyday for a week, add some progress photos and see if you're selected as the Constructorator "Budget Beater" winner will recive a Constructorator shirt and package of stickers.
To learn more click the link below for a digital book about budgets!
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