Many of our customers are asking us to deliver more services at lower costs. If we are bidding work, the marketplace is forcing us to deliver projects at the lowest possible cost, while maintaining the required level of quality.
Realizing that most of AGC’s members are faced with this challenge every day, AGC of America has developed a number of resources to help our members “do more with less.” Those resources are as follows:
AGC of America web page links to many forums, all of which contain information which can help contractors reduce costs.
A Doing More With Less Database, where contractors of all types and sizes can
- a) share cost-saving ideas with other members
- b) search for cost savings ideas contributed by other members (click here to access the Database)
A Doing More With Less Interest Group on LinkedIn, where AGC members interested in maximizing their efficiency can participate in a dialogue and develop new ideas to reduce their costs (Join the DMWL Interest Group).
Below you will find a brief description of some of AGC of America’s forum web pages which contain information regarding efficient practices.
Training and information available from AGC's Lean Construction Forum
Lean Construction is a set of ideas, practiced by individuals in the construction industry, based in the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value to clients in all dimensions of the built and natural environment: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. AGC’s Lean Forum website provides a wealth of information about Lean Construction practices, which are being used very effectively by contractors to help them operate their jobsites more efficiently. For more information on Lean Construction, click here
Information on how BIM can increase project efficiency, available from BIMForum
Building information modeling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations (typically three dimensional electronic models) of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. This process has been used very effectively by contractors to resolve constructability, coordination, and integration issues, both prior to and during the construction process, thus improving the efficiency of the construction process. For more information about BIM, click here.
Information on the efficient use of technology, available from the AGC IT Forum
AGC’s Technology Forum is a group of AGC members who are interested in the use of technology in the construction process. Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the construction process, and many AGC contractors are harnessing information technology to facilitate the rapid exchange of information, and to make their office and jobsite operations much more effective. For more information about AGC’s Technology Forum, clickhere