Harnessing the power of real time information for capital projects to facilitate communication
In a recent study by Mckinsey Global Institute, it showed that three major asset classes make up the capital spending, which together accounts for all the structures we live and work in.
First is the building or real estate sector, which includes residential and commercial real estate as well as social infrastructures like schools, stadiums, and hospitals, and accounts for 62 percent of all construction.
Second is the civil infrastructure — transportation, power, water, and telecoms — which accounts for 25 percent of the sector.
The third is industrial construction, including structures for manufacturing, oil & gas, and mining, which accounts for the remaining 13 percent.
While many US sectors including agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity ten to fifteen times since the 1950s, the productivity of construction remains stuck at the same level for over 80 years ago. Current measurements find that there has been a consistent decline in the industry's productivity since the late 1960s.
Some of the reasons construction is a laggard industry for growth is the misalignment of project priorities and risk management between the architect, general contractor, and project owner. With competing goals, priorities, and a lack of communication with transparent data sharing, it has stifled the ability to match or exceed productivity increases seen in other industries.
If construction labor productivity were to catch up with the progress made by other sectors over the past 20 years or with the total economy, it is estimated that it could increase the construction industry's value added by $1.6 trillion a year.
There are multiple ways to manage capital projects, and by boosting productivity with a cohesive project management solution, many organizations are seeing massive results in both time and money savings. By utilizing a single platform for both large and small projects, owners are finding new ways to increase efficiencies and open communication with their teams.
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For the construction industry, a shortage of labor and skilled craft workers will continue. The need to do more capital projects with fewer resources has been a recurring theme since the great depression.
Everyone is looking to increase productivity, and one way is to reduce the number of cycles, pages, and data entry for critical workflows. Another is to look at inefficiencies in the office.