The biggest transition I had from being a typical manager to a Tulsa commercial contractor has been time management and prioritization of my own tasks. In a typical managers role one would have subordinates have to meet certain criteria and/or be responsible for certain activities and it’s your job to make sure that they get those activities done are productive, show up to work on time, they stay safe, and manage their down time well.
As a Tulsa commercial contractor, we are monitoring several projects at once, looking for more projects, and monitoring warranties calls on complete projects. I’ve talked about going out and bidding different jobs, the different requirements that architects and owners use to ensure that the contractor is actually fit to do the job. But as a Tulsa’s commercial contractor time management of your work is paramount and being able to prioritize what will affect the critical path of the different jobs. In most jobs there is an end to the work there is a point at which you can say hey I’m done for the day or I’m done for the week or I’m done for now and as a Tulsa’s commercial contractor it’s really more I am done with this task for now.
There has to be a priority of what needs to be done most urgently and what issue will affect the currents projects critical path the most because as long as you have projects in different phases and you’re trying to get work the work is essentially endless. As a Tulsa commercial contractor, I find that there’s always something I could or should be doing throughout my day. If I find a local where I’m like I have nothing to do it really is just nothing to do for that project at that particular time and could change rapidly.
We have to follow up constantly with subcontractors to make sure not only that they’re doing the work but they’re ordering their products. At any given time a specific trade may be waiting on some supplier information to send in a submittal for me to approve it for me to send to the architect to approve it for the architect to send it back to me to me to send it back to the subcontractor and it is my responsibility as a Tulsa commercial contractor to ensure that that flow never stops so until the project is finished there is always something we could or should be doing on a specific project and it’s a matter of prioritizing those tires to be able to not always be working.
I don’t believe that there could be a point until you get to the warranty where there is not one single thing you could do on a project. And when you have multiple projects as a Tulsa commercial contractor, you have a multitude of things to do on any given project at any given time. Being able to look at it at a point in time and say I’m not done, for the day, but the remaining work will not affect the critical path of any of my remaining projects is a point you have to get to daily.
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At my previous job before I was a Tulsa commercial contractor the rule was you come in and do all the work that’s there for the day whether it’s four hours’ worth of work, or 16 hours’ worth of work, and stay to you get it done and you have to hit your production goals in the meantime, from hour to hour, make sure each subordinate didn’t have unauthorized dead time, and the proper safety equipment is being worn. Also, as a Tulsa’s commercial contractor one has to monitor both sides of the paperwork.
This can be difficult because you get the paperwork from the subcontractors, approve it, send it to the architect, and once I approve it send it back to the subcontractors but all throughout this process you are asking subcontractor where is this what is going on with this did you order that and simultaneously asking the architect if they’ve had a chance to review extra wire and then once the subcontractor has received the submittal back making sure they’ve ordered the material and it’s on its way and in storage is always a huge issue with subcontractors.
The solution for this issue is a “double-edged sword” because this means a log has to be created and also monitored. Architect’s also create logs so that the architect and contractor are able to “compare” notes. A log also means there is something else has to be kept up to date and filled out and monitored. As the project nears its end typically the site storage is going to be very limited and also most subcontractors don’t have huge areas to store all the projects that they’re working on for months in advance and just have it ready to go so they typically try and time out the delivery of the product to be near when the project will need the labor.
When a project is started typically there is nothing there and we are putting in a brand building and for items that don’t get ruined by the weather this means storage is nearly infinite. Once the walls are up and painted and, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades have their work done there is typically little to no room for things like toilet partitions and telescopic seating to be stored.
For instance, the person supplying bleachers for a school Gymnasium may have twenty different schools they are installing Bleachers in. Approximately for eight rows of bleachers it takes one 40-foot trailer of storage. If you 8 have rows per side that is 2 full trailer length of storage that will be occupied until the building is almost completely finished and you multiply that by the number of jobs the supplier has and you can see how the suppliers storage area would be limited. Job site storage out side of containers is limited the same way.