Tuesday, March 25, 2014
From the EADOC Blog
Printing And Paper Pushing: Fuel To The Fire Of Inefficiency In Construction
The construction industry is one of few industries that hasn’t experienced significant productivity gains in the last decade. In fact, construction productivity is actually on the decline according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the tune of a whopping $19.2 billion in efficiency losses per year.
Why? A lack of technology adoption and inefficient hard-copy paper pushing is among the top 3 contributors. Thankfully, the cost of lagging technology is probably the easiest to reclaim. We are all concerned with project cost, but in a manner of speaking, our budgets are consistently being busted by that rotund machine in the corner. It’s not the cost of the machine, paper or ink that will sink our budgets, but the labor inefficiencies that it fuels. Remove that fuel from the job site and watch bottom lines improve.
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Posted by Joel Salus at 5:47 AM