There are two reasons why site teams fail to meet the targets set on the baseline program. It is either through incompetence or lack of productivity planning.
As a project manager, you need to quickly identify productivity problems and correct them. The only way you can do that is to have a comprehensive productivity planning system in place.
An RPMS Productivity Analysis first compares the estimated value of human resources (man hours) versus actual expenditures. We do this by analysing the detailed estimate and timesheet. Together, these reveal all the indexed or coded work in the correct work order.
The second step is to determine an exact productivity figure. We do this by establishing a trend. Daily records show work schedules versus the actual human resources used to accomplish a project. After a few days, a trend will emerge.
It’s essential to detect a trend as early as possible to allow room for corrective measures – such as increasing schedule load, detecting and eliminating delays, increasing or reducing the workforce, etc.
PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS STREAMLINES YOUR ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
When you measure your project’s productivity level, you assess how effectively you’re allocating resources compared to work output.
This provides you with a much clearer picture of all the available resources – mechanical, human and financial. You can then use this data to make the necessary changes to complete your project.
PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS IMPROVES TIME MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION
Proper allocation of labour and time management can help minimise construction risks and hasten the project’s completion.
By having factual productivity data to analyse, you and your project managers will be able to correctly pinpoint specific sections of a project with too much or too little resources. Tweaking allocated resources help you realise project results and goals much faster.
PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES AND ADDRESSES WEAK AREAS OF A PROJECT
This is one of the most significant benefits of conducting a productivity analysis.
By identifying a specific problem area within a project, you can immediately limit its impact on your entire construction project.