The end of the year is always a good time to take a pause and make time for reflection. With January just around the corner and 2022 banging against the door, most businesses are using the quieter weeks to look forward and make a plan for the new year.
With the last few years being unusual, to say the least, it is now even wiser than ever to keep in control of what is happening with your business. Expectations may have had to change, and keep changing as material and skill shortages persist. But by being flexible many businesses have managed to thrive and have one of their most profitable years in 2021. So how can your construction business excel in 2022? How can you ensure that your business continues to be successful?
The pandemic has introduced many of us to new ways of using technology. Who of us pre-2020 would have thought of using an app like Zoom to socialise, but now it is the norm even for the least tech-savvy. Not being able to rely on face to face interactions or in-person services has moved many construction companies to look to technology to fill those gaps.
Drone use, for example, is a fast-growing trend in the construction industry. They can be used for mapping large sites and can give aerial thermal images, helping with planning and assessing jobs. Being able to reach high areas and relaying accurate information back to the team means that these smart pieces of technology can do the more dangerous work. Augmented reality (AR) is also being used more and more in the construction industry to accurately measure buildings, visualize projects and provide simulations for training. Keeping up to date with developments and applications of tech can help keep you competitive and your business efficient in 2022.
Look at scaling up
While many sectors suffered during the pandemic, construction businesses have never been busier. Look at this time as an opportunity to scale up your business. Here at Stop Digging, we know that you want to take on more work, but you also want to save time to be able to fulfil as many jobs as possible. By being smart in your choice of materials and process this is possible and you can make the most of the mini-boom. With no time spent digging, or waiting for concrete to set, Stop Digging ground screws are the perfect time-saving foundation. The time you then save you can use to complete other projects or to quote for more work.
With the climate change conference in Glasgow this past year, experts around the world are asking us to look at our businesses and see what we can do to make them more environmentally friendly. Many councils and businesses in 2022 will want to build more sustainably, so if you haven’t already now is the time to look and see what adjustments you can make to win these contracts.
One of the first things you can access is the materials you use. Recycled materials are a great way to create sustainable projects. If you also choose ground screws as your foundation solution you will more likely win these contracts as ground screws production and usage reduces carbon emissions by an average of 60% compared with concrete foundations.
Invest in your staff
With a labour shortage being one of the key challenges this year, many businesses are looking at how they tackle this problem. One way is to make sure you are investing in the team you currently have. Can you develop training? Offer competitive wages? Have you thought of having a bonus initiative?
These will not only develop staff loyalty but also make your business attractive to possible recruits and will be noticeable to clients. A motivated, happy team is clear to onlookers and really will make you stand out from competitors. It also is a great way to develop talent you already have. Are there people on your team who you could train to take on more responsibility? Putting time and effort into internal training can help you fill necessary positions in your business.
So in summary, if you want to push your construction business to the next level in 2022 think about:
- Choose technology
- Look at how you can take on more work and scale-up
- Focus on sustainability
- Invest in your current team
If you would like more information on how you can use Stop Digging ground screws to help your business excel in 2022 then contact us on: SALES@STOPDIGGING.CO.UK or 020 3970 3979