Last week Ryan talked about the importance of teamwork. He ended his post stating...
"This is why teamwork on a construction crew is so import, if we all don’t work together things can fall apart real quick, the schedule could start to slip behind, owner/architects unhappy with the quality of the work being performed. Driving people on your crew to be unhappy and quite, these are all things that could happen unless we all choose to work together as a team".
To prove his point, I want to give an example. This week's Picture of the Week is a 4,700 CY concrete pour which was poured out in 9 hours, averaging over 600 yards an hour for the first 6 hours, then slowed down a little for the topping. This was an amazing pour in the fact that everything that was planned, was well executed. Teamwork between the concrete contractor, concrete supplier, pumping contractor and testing agency made it all possible. The planning which started early, involved all parties and was a collaborative effort where the specialist in their field had input that everyone would evaluate, suggest or agree upon cycling through until it had evolved into the perfect plan. As far as execution, everyone followed through with their part of the agreed upon plan. So yes, pouring concrete can be planned and executed flawlessly with the help of teamwork!
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