Manage by Production Rates, not Schedule Dates

The Answer is Clear Flow Matrix.
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All eyes are on the deadline.

In commercial construction, interior finishing projects often suffer from quality and cost issues as deadlines approach. As crews work quickly to complete finishing work in more than one area ahead of the deadline, multiple trades end up working in the same areas simultaneously, impacting productivity and quality.

  • When trades are dependent on other trades’ finished work, bottlenecks occur.
  • Avoiding these bottlenecks depends on efficient allocation of resources.
  • To do this right, large-scale projects need to be managed on a component basis.

Flow and THE CLEAR FLOW MATRIX

Originally built to provide a straight-forward visual tool for managing commercial construction, the Clear Flow Matrix is the best solution for organizing trades and coordinating production flow for maximum efficiency. The Clear Flow Matrix is a simple two-dimensional grid composed of work areas and trade work activity with an embedded timeline component.

  • First, identify finish areas located across the project
  • Second, identify Pacemaker Activities– the various trades at work across the project
  • Understand visually who should be doing what, when with the Clear Flow Matrix.

What Our Customers Say About
Clear Flow Matrix:

Easy to Use

Input work areas and trades. Keep everything on time through a clear timeline with early/late indicators. Easy to learn and use.

Easy to Track

Identify bottlenecks in advance and track project status with the power of the Balanced Production Front

See Everything at a Glance

Quickly know how many people should be where at what time with the Manpower Matrix.

Clear Flow Matrix in Action

Case Study: Measuring Effectiveness

UT Austin compares the effectiveness of Clear Flow Matrix as a production control technique versus legacy CPM-based systems.

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Case Study: Multifamily Housing

Learn how Clear Flow Matrix brought clarity to a severly behind-schedule project involving 12 standalone apartment buildings.

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