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Time to get a grip on construction productivity – Breakfast Briefing 11th January

Ali Mafi BIM articleMy colleague Ali Mafi has written a brilliant article which is published in the Construction Index magazine. (View online, here)

In it, he exposes the shocking waste of time that occurs in many construction projects and he argues that the use of BIM, in some cases, actually makes things worse.

Ali’s data shows that, for many projects, delays occur at the rate of 2 days per week, right from the start. Time accounts for around 80% of a project’s costs and, therefore, time compression techniques can make a massive difference to the chances of a project finishing on time and on budget. Operatives can spend as little as 30% of their time actually working. An increase to just 40% would also make a massive difference.

Ali and I have worked together on applying Lean Thinking in the construction sector and his article talks about some of the key principles we help clients to implement. These include:

  • Protecting the project’s end-date
  • One-piece flow vs. batch production
  • Short feedback loops
  • The difference between work time and elapsed time

Ali is running a breakfast briefing exploring this topic further. It takes place from 08:30-10:00 on 11th January in London. Download the flyer: UK Construction Process is Broken.pdf

Delegate places are free for Members of Buildoffsite & CIRIA. A charge of £50 +
VAT per head applies to non-members. For credit card payments call Accounts
on 0207 5493303. Please contact Anna Whiting: anna.whiting@buildoffsite.com

 

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