To ensure that a commercial construction site runs productively, efficiently and in a cost effective manner, it’s best to have a well laid-out logistics plan. Delays in a construction site tend to be quite frustrating. The progress made on construction projects can slow down substantially, leading to lost man hours, as workers wait for other teams to finish or tools and materials to be delivered.
This shows how scheduling and coordinating different aspects of the construction can be important. Managing construction site traffic, by scheduling the entry or exit of workers will go a long way in keeping progress on track.
We turn to the three steps listed below to manage construction site logistics.
Come Up With a Plan
An all inclusive logistical plan is essential in maintaining efficient operations. Divide crew members, materials and tools into different phases in the plan. A workflow and timetable can then be developed after each project phase is appropriately determined.
Getting all subcontractors and suppliers involved in the project on the same page is probably the most challenging aspect of putting the plan together.
Although specifying specific project completion or delivery dates is difficult, it’s plays an essential role in the planning process.
On Time Deliveries
The second step in the planning process involves coordination with suppliers. Having an idea of which suppliers are dependable, and which ones are not, is a great way of ensuring that all supplies are received on time. Having served the industry for over a century, Turner Construction has compiled a list of reliable suppliers that we can rely on to make timely deliveries.
Ensuring that all supplies arrive on time is only part of the job; you will need to find a space to store all the supplies afterwards. You may end up delaying operations, or even jeopardize the safety of the construction workers, by having supplies and containers littered around the site. Storing all the supplies in a well organized format onsite is essential for productive operation.
Since delays during construction projects tend to be costly, it’s the job of the contractor to reduce the chances of occurrence. All things considered, as things progress in this market, we have witnessed the advantages of well-planned jobs which is why logistics is an important key to planning.