A new start-up, backed by a Qld building industry veteran, promises to shake up how construction workers get supplies.
CITY BEAT Anthony Marx
It’s a chronic problem on building sites.
Running short of supplies, subbies have to waste time and money driving off to pick them up or twiddle their thumbs as they wait on a late delivery.
That’s a lot of lost productivity. Industry research shows that tradies make unplanned trips to the hardware store on one in every three jobs, adding about $2bn in extra labour and vehicle costs each year.
But a wave of start-ups in Australia are now aiming to address that issue with an express and on-demand service to supply materials that can be accessed via a website or smartphone app.