Isabel de Jong-Fatal

Business owners constantly overlook how much communication factors into their daily operations. If your workers don’t have the tools to communicate with managers and peers, they’re less safe and productive. Let’s break down 9 key ways to improve communication in construction and the software you and your workers can use to implement them.

Construction is a complex and dangerous industry packed with safety hazards for your workers. 

On a construction site, miscommunication comes at a high price. In the most devastating cases, it could even lead to the death of your workers. 

However, there are communication methods in construction you can adopt to run your projects smoother, safer, and more productive, saving not only lives but also money. And with the right software solution, you can implement these methods with ease and minimal technological know-how.

Why Good Communication in Construction is Essential

The construction industry accounted for nearly half (47.4%) of all work-related deaths in the United States in 2020, according to the 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

On top of that, bad communication and data management are costing the US’s construction sector over $177 billion anually, according to a new report from PlanGrid and consultancy FMI Corp. This includes: 

  • dealing with mistakes that require costly and time-consuming rework
  • looking up project data and information
  • resolving conflicts

According to the report, over 14 hours are wasted per person every week, dealing with the tasks above instead of focussing on moving your construction project forward.

Miscommunication can happen at any point in the construction process and for many reasons, such as delays in the transfer of information, unclearly defined workflows, and the lack of easy access to instructions. 

This is all made worse when you still rely on dated means of communication, such as pen and paper.

With the right tools and protocols in place, good communication is a valuable skill that can be taught, encouraged, and maintained on any job site. 

Unleash the Full Potential of Your Business with Connecteam’s All-in-One Management Software

Ensuring that you have effective communication for your construction company is just as crucial to getting the job done as having the right equipment. 

With the right construction management software, you can: 

  • Say goodbye to dated and inefficient communication methods in construction
  • Save yourself the headache of needless back and forth when trying to reach your employees 
  • No longer have the issue of not knowing whether an update was seen 
  • No more time wasted on looking up forms that is costing you precious time and money on the job site

Connecteam is an award-winning mobile app specifically designed to help you efficiently manage your no-desk workforce, with over 36,000 companies from 90 different industries using the software.

This all-in-one digital solution enables you to manage your construction workers’ day-to-day and keep your entire workforce connected with complete ease, even while on the go. 

Connecteam enables your team to stay connected through the work chat and live updates, fill out digital forms and checklists, share hazard and field reports, and access important documents, all from one app. 

It also includes countless other features, such as a time clock and shift scheduling.

And the best part? Connecteam is free to use for the first 10 users!