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  • Improve Productivity and Reduce Carbon Footprints with Mobile Technology

    Doug Junor, GO Productivity Executive in Residence

    Ask your Business Units this: “If we had all the data from the field in an electronic format at the point of collection, how would we be able to use that data to improve the business?”

     The average person uses about 10 mobile applications daily and about 30 monthly. If your remote employees do not have access to electronic mobile applications to help do their work. Are you are missing out on a great productivity opportunity?

  • Here is what causes construction project rework and a tool to help you fix it

    According to the Construction Industry Institute (CII), field rework adds 10 per cent to construction-phase costs on major projects. 

    In an effort to keep projects on time and on budget, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) created a free project rework reduction tool that tracks a project’s potential rework pitfalls and provides solutions.

    Rework has been on COAA’s radar for almost 20 years, with a targeted subcommittee initiating research on how to reduce rework in 1998.

    Through surveys and consulting the CII’s database, COAA determined that the main causes of project rework are engineering and reviews (such as late design and poor document control), construction planning and scheduling (e.g., late owner input, unrealistic schedules), leadership and communications (e.g., poor communication, lack of safety), material and equipment supply issues (such as untimely deliveries or non-compliance with specification), and human resource capability (e.g., insufficient skill levels, excessive overtime).

  • Budget 2017 Sees Innovation and Competency Keys to Adaptive Work Force

    Interested in how the new 2017 Budget will affect our efforts to improve productivity and safety?

     

    Check out this blog post: Click Here from our local GO Productivity blogger Ken Chapman.