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Building Stronger Teams: Applying NRL Techniques to Construction

Construction and rugby league may seem like vastly different industries, but they share many similarities when it comes to achieving success. Both require technical skills, focus, perseverance, teamwork, and adaptability. NRL teams are known for their precision, resilience, and ability to overcome obstacles, qualities that can be invaluable for construction teams. By adopting NRL techniques, construction teams can improve their performance and achieve their goals, whether it be completing a project on time, within budget, or to a high standard.

There are several similarities between construction teams and sports teams.

Teamwork and good communication are important for success in construction and sports. NRL players and construction teams need to work together, collaborate, and communicate to achieve their goals. Each team member has a role to play, and clear communication helps ensure everyone works efficiently towards the desired outcome.

Strong leadership is essential for success in construction and sports. Leaders must motivate and inspire their teams, make tough decisions, and lead by example. NRL and construction team leaders should encourage their team to perform their best, work together towards a shared goal, recognise good performance, provide support, and hold team members accountable.

Clear goals are crucial for success in construction and sports teams. Goals could be completing a project within a set timeframe or budget in construction or winning a championship in sports. It’s important to set achievable and measurable targets that everyone on the team understands. Clear goals motivate and focus the team, increasing their chances of success.

Both NRL teams and construction workers require training to improve performance and ensure safety. NRL teams develop a game plan considering the opposing team and playing conditions. Similarly, in construction, detailed planning and strategy are required for successful project completion within budget and quality standards. Project managers create a project plan outlining the scope, budget, timelines, and resources.

Tackling construction challenges with NRL techniques.

Attention to detail and flawless execution are crucial to winning in NRL, and precision and accuracy are essential in construction for high-quality projects. Clear guidelines and procedures can ensure accuracy in measuring and marking materials, and precision tools such as laser levels can aid accuracy in construction. NRL teams’ attention to detail and execution can apply in construction to ensure accuracy, timely completion, and within-budget projects.

NRL teams show resilience and persistence that can be applied in construction to overcome unexpected challenges. Both industries require adaptability and flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances. By focusing on problem-solving, construction teams can work together to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

NRL players require technical skills just like construction workers, such as passing and tackling for NRL and carpentry and electrical work for construction. The culture of continuous improvement, mental skills, and focus on training and feedback utilised by NRL teams can also benefit construction teams. Investing in training and development can ensure construction workers have the skills for effective and safe job performance.

NRL teams and construction projects face similar risks and safety concerns, and both must take steps to manage them. Construction teams must identify hazards and take steps to mitigate them, just like NRL teams must manage risks such as player injuries and weather conditions. Safety is a critical concern in both environments, and steps must be taken to protect everyone involved.

How FTI relates to this.

FTI Group is proud to have a team with qualities similar to a successful NRL team. The company prioritises the development and safety of its team members, just like how NRL teams invest in their players. Their team members have extensive experience in the construction industry and are committed to delivering high-quality products with exceptional customer service throughout the entire project.

The company emphasises precision, accuracy, and adaptability in its manufacturing processes, just like how NRL players execute precise movements on the field. Safety is also a top priority for the company, with safety features for customers and safety programs for team members.

By embodying the qualities of a successful NRL team, FTI Group fosters a culture of excellence, teamwork, and safety, resulting in improved performance, customer satisfaction, and business success.

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Finding a supplier you can rely on can be one of the hardest and most stressful decisions. It’s important to find a supplier that works well with your company and who will give you the best product and service offering. The construction industry in Australia may be booming but beneath the surface, there is much uncertainty in relation to insolvencies and wind-up notices.

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• AS/NZS1657:2018
for fixed platforms, walkways, stairways, and ladders
• AS/NZS1428.1:2009
for design for access and mobility
• AS/NZS1170.1:2002
for structural design actions
• AS/NZS3990:1993
for mechanical equipment
• AS/NZS4100:1998
for steel structures
• AS/NZS4991:2004
for lifting devices
• AS/NZS1554.1:2011
for structural steel welding
• AS/NZS4761:2001
for steel reinforcing materials

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