Construction productivity stats approach precoronavirus levels

Construction Dive | June 20, 2020

The data seemed to directly correlate with the shutdowns, Kristopher Lengieza, senior director of business development for Procore, said during a press conference Thursday. States that had few or no restrictions on shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders saw smaller drops in construction worker hours since March, and returned to normalcy faster.

At the same time, states greatly impacted by the coronavirus had more severe shutdowns, which led to the biggest drops in construction activity or worker hours, Lengieza said. “The commercial construction industry has dealt with several tumultuous months,” said Simonson, adding that while the industry has been able to continue, it has not been immune to the effects of the virus.

Spotlight

Lean business techniques can be applied to any industry and the construction industry has the opportunity to reap many rewards from embracing it. Yet, the work required to implement core lean business practices, such as the 5S system or Value Stream Mapping, has long deterred the construction industry from jumping on the bandwagon. Only now is lean construction starting to blossom, thanks to the work of the Lean Construction Institute and other industry leaders.

Spotlight

Lean business techniques can be applied to any industry and the construction industry has the opportunity to reap many rewards from embracing it. Yet, the work required to implement core lean business practices, such as the 5S system or Value Stream Mapping, has long deterred the construction industry from jumping on the bandwagon. Only now is lean construction starting to blossom, thanks to the work of the Lean Construction Institute and other industry leaders.

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