Brian Antonsen is McKinstry’s vice president of mechanical construction.
Construction superintendents and foremen carry tremendous responsibility in ensuring work quality, project schedules and budgets. That responsibility involves day-to-day workflow as well as looking into the future to stay three steps ahead of work crews.
Evaluating supervisors’ day-to-day work, however, tells a much different story. It quickly becomes clear how much of their workday is spent fighting small emergencies to keep everyone on the jobsite working efficiently. That’s not because skilled tradespeople aren’t working hard, but because of the sheer number of inefficiencies in the traditional supply chain.
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