Trade Contractor & Subcontractor Series - Part 1
Trade contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, vendors, suppliers and building product manufacturers (BPMs) are all a critical part of the construction industry value chain or eco-system. Construction trade crafts and workers, from boilermakers and brick masons to carpenters and electricians, hold the first hand responsibility for performing work in the [...]
10. “The biggest problem today is that the customers don’t understand.”
The answer to the tenth and final statement in my "Question on Quality in Construction" series is false. Crosby states that “…the customer is the customer…”, and in the construction field, the customer is generally the owner or developer, whether public or private, institutional [...]
We recently received some great photos from our customer Shiel Sexton on its use of Vela Systems for quality and work management. They're utilizing the new capabilities of Vela Field Manager (VFM), including the subcontractor portal, in interesting ways that I thought we should share.
Shiel Sexton provides VFM access at what they call a [...]
9. “Zero Defects is a worker motivation program.”
The answer to the ninth statement in my "Question on Quality in Construction" series is false. Crosby stresses that “…if you think that Zero Defects is a worker motivation concept, you are underestimating it.” As part of a construction company quality program, Zero Defects defines the standards that [...]