Construction productivity has been on a steady decline since the 80’s, in stark contrast to other industries such as manufacturing, which has nearly doubled over the same time period.
The use of paper documentation and manual spreadsheets is the norm at many construction sites, which limits productivity across the industry. Collaboration and communication between owners/ developers, general contractors and subcontractors has been very poor and performance management has been dismal at best. Reporting inconsistencies and the absence of “one source of truth” mean that construction stakeholders are not on the same page in terms of how a project is progressing. Meanwhile, unresolved issues keep piling up because of lack of communication and accountability.