Construction’s productivity problems: the statistics laid bare

Some 10% of site activities are performed out of sequence, a study of 64 projects reveals (Image courtesy of Buildots)
Poor usage of sites, subcontracted work unfinished, and sequence deviations: these are just some of the productivity issues that bedevil construction, according to the latest research from Buildots.

Using data collected from 64 projects worldwide from hard hat-mounted 360-degree cameras, Buildots’ research found that:

  • On average, only 46% of areas are used on a project during a given week, leaving tremendous potential to increase project turnaround times.
  • For projects that are larger than 1,000,000 sq ft, average area utilisation is just 10%, whereas smaller projects generally use 50% or more.
  • Nearly 11% of subcontractor visits end with work being left incomplete.
  • Commercial projects have 57% more subcontractor return visits than residential.
  • Subcontractor output fluctuates greatly from week to week, a significant cause of project delays.
  • Roughly 10% of activities at a given construction site are performed out of sequence.

You can find out more about the data and the lessons to be learned from them by tuning into our webinar on 23 February at 11am GMT.

Presenting alongside Buildots co-founder and CPO Aviv Leibovici will be Cliff Smith BSc CEng FICE, the executive director of the Get It Right Initiative.

He will discuss the impact of focusing on improving productivity.

Learn more and register now by clicking here.

The webinar is part of the Global Construction Summit, organised by The Chartered Institute of Building and Global Construction Review.

Two other Summit webinars have already been announced, focused on sustainability and the best practice for implementing new technology.

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