Manage risk, improve productivity

Manage risk, improve productivity

Charlotte Brown, Alice Chang-Richards, Nicky Smith

BRANZ Build Magazine (Build-174), October/November 2019 - Departments/Productivity

Introduction

Why are infrastructure projects often less likely to be plagued by troubles than large building projects? Is risk managed better on the horizontal side of construction than in the vertical sector, and what lessons can be learned?

Order-based product, low-task repetition and site-specific operations are some of the specific challenges contributing to low productivity in the construction sector. Poor risk management can also play a part in low productivity through inefficient resource usage, time wasting and ineffective problem solving.

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