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Construction Jobsite Communication: Creating a Dialogue #greenbuilding

I would not necessarily conclude that a lack of communication alone is the problem. The individual sub-contractors all have their own self-interest, and communicating with other subs is not necessarily in the direct interest of any of them. Thorough communication will solve a lot of problems, but one overriding problem is that the information needed to be communicated is highly variable and unpredictable. Each phase of work is subject to delay just by the work process not going as smoothly as anticipated. Not only does this affect the subcontractor doing the work, but it also affects the commitments made to other subcontractors who coordinate work with them to schedule following work phases. So, all subcontractors face the prospect of delay, not only by the progress of their own work phase at all jobs they are engaged in, but also by the progress of coordinating subcontrac...

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