- Pre-build as much as possible and ship in. It will save time, money and manpower with all the tools, materials and level ground accessible. Pre-build all that's possible; forms, block outs, door bucks, templates etc...
- Build an A-Team to hit vital areas. Set up an elite team that goes from job to job hitting critical path task.
- Prioritize with schedule, budgets and conditions. One of the toughest roles as a manger, deciding between two jobs. If one's weather sensitive and the decision's made: push for it, hit the date, otherwise both jobs suffer.
- Planned job sequence and flow to avoid a misuse of resources (manpower) that could be utilized elsewhere.
- Teamwork- Building a cohesive unit where they all work together, reducing the amount of manpower from say 10 guys to 7 guys. It's mind-blowing what can be accomplished when a team as a whole works together!
I sense we're all feeling the pinch of manpower shortage in the construction industry. We're expected to accomplish more with less! Consequently, a build up of frustration along with long day's and schedule slips seem to be the norm. How can we produce more work with less manpower?