Construction Jobsite Best Practices

Construction Jobsite

Now that you have won the contract, and done your pre-job planning, it is time to get to work. Here are some best practices for the jobsite.

Your jobsite best practices should be an extension of your pre-job planning. Proper pre-job planning is the foundation of an effective and efficient work process on the jobsite.

But planning won’t cover everything. You have to be ready to take on new challenges as they come up in the building process.

Changes on the Jobsite

Some problems and changes can happen on the jobsite, including:

  • Customer needs change
  • Experience labor becomes unavailable
  • Other contractors have delays that impact your ability to do work
  • Implementing new techniques such as BIM and prefab

Being able to quickly and agilely adapt to these changes will allow you to complete the job on-time, and be able to move on to the next job smoothly, keeping revenue generation high.

Good partners

Having a good relationship with a distributor can be vital to keeping up on the jobsite. Allowing distributors to handle the flow of material, frees you up to respond to changes in the building process. You can devote your time and skilled labor resources in the right direction.

Graybar, for instance, can deliver material for each phase of the phase tree in specific and different ways, from pre-loaded carts to shrink-wrapped pallets, depending on what works best for you, according to Renae Stueve, eBusiness Development Manager of Graybar’s California district.

Any good distributor will be able to help you similarly.

Avoid waste on the jobsite

Every work process has the potential for waste, but you can take steps to reduce waste and make your building process on the jobsite more efficient with a supply chain waste walk (also known as an opportunity walk).

Graybar will work with you to identify places in your work process that could be improved. Areas that often can be improved on the jobsite are:

  • Time management
  • Matching skilled labor to skilled tasks, instead of wasting skilled labor on unskilled tasks
  • Material handling

An outside perspective can help you see alternate ways of doing things, and alternative solutions to problems, that will save you time and money in the long run. Supply Chain Waste Walks can be one of the best -- and most affordable -- things you do to improve your work process.

Being aware of changes, planning for obstacles, and looking for places to improve, are some of the best practices you can implement on a jobsite.

Find out how Graybar can help you out on your jobsite. Contact us at 1-800-241-9965 or fill out the form below.

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