Construction Labor Budget - Alternate Perspective

Improving craft labor productivity in construction will significantly reduce risk while providing a long-term competitive advantage for the contractor.

D. Brown Management Profile Picture

It will provide job security and opportunities for every member of the team from the apprentice on the front-line through the senior management.  

Field Productivity: Your Project Budget an Alternate Perspective. Invoice representing the impacts of minimization.

For most contractors time spent on actual installation is less than 65% of the day.  The labor studies that form the foundation for the estimating unit databases we all use provide details for how time is spent in the field.  

As contractors focus on creating the “Perfect Day” for their field they must look at every step in their value stream focusing on minimizing all work that does not directly add value to the customer.

Sometimes it is important to backup and look at this non-installation time from the project level rather than seeing it as embedded in every labor unit detail.  This perspective allows you to make bigger decisions impacting productivity including:

Please contact us for a copy of the worksheet in the slide

More from D. Brown Management
Aligning Your Team
Nothing will have a bigger impact on a contractor’s business than having the right people on the team and having that team all aligned around a common vision.
Leaders Make Things Fun
Leaders are always looking for ways to make really challenging things fun. This stretches teams and builds the relationships that hold teams together in good times and bad.
Ownership Transition - Key Seller Risks
Whether you are buying or selling a construction business, it is important to understand the perspectives of the other party. Each will tend to discount the risks of the other, impacting the ability to create the best deal.