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Nonresidential Construction Making a Positive Turn
Posted on 02/25/2013 by Chelsea Holmes | 0 Comments
The nonresidential construction industry is expected to see increases in activity throughout the year and into 2014, according to Construction Business Owner. Hotels and retail projects are in high demand this year and spending for nonresidential projects is expected to rise by 5%. While the industry is positioned to see economic improvement, the rate of improvement in productivity has dropped this quarter. The 2013 NRCI Report states, “This is a good sign for potential hiring, but a weakening sign for profitability as companies can no longer find greater productivity from their workforce.” So, what can construction companies do to improve productivity?
With a GPS fleet tracking solution, you can:
Monitor the start and end time of your mobile worker’s day
Are your employees starting and ending their workdays on schedule? Being able to see what time your employees arrive and leave job sites helps you to validate employee hours and accurately keep track of payroll costs.
When you have project deadlines to meet, it’s crucial that your employees arrive to job sites on time. Providing your employees with an efficient routing plan helps them to avoid accidents, road work delays and other traffic challenges.
Track the location and activity of your fleet
Do you know if your employees are taking long lunch breaks or driving to unauthorized locations? Being able to see where your vehicles are and how long they have been there allows you to pinpoint which employees are working hard and which need reinforcement.
Review fleet summary and detailed driver reports
Do you have a clear idea of which organizational areas need improvement? Being able to track metrics, trends and patterns of workflow provides you with insight into the areas you could drive more production.