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Digitizing your job site to restore productivity

OCTOBER - Tech - Trimble - Digitizing your job site to restore productivity
October 30, 2018 at 1:25 p.m.

By Trimble.

Using a real-time defects management tool can ensure greater productivity and competiveness.

Did you know that only 25 percent of construction projects are completed on time? Even more shocking is the fact that these delays are caused by a glaring productivity gap, costing the global economy $1.6 trillion annually. It’s clear that the construction industry lags when it comes to productivity, and may be the cause hindering growth for your company.

From the very start of a construction project through closeout, there are considerable steps that require the attention-to-detail from every contractor involved. It doesn’t take much for a hiccup at any point during the project to delay the timeline significantly. But it doesn’t always have to be this way, and there are easy steps you can take to change it; like adding an app to your toolbox.

Consider the task of a construction snag list. The sometimes dreaded, sometimes welcomed to-do on any project, but always vital to productivity. When it comes to construction snag lists, there are often times a timeline allocated for when the defect must be completed and submitted. Now consider the communication gap. What if the time it takes to communicate the defect exceeds the timeframe in which it needs to be fixed? Now we have a problem.

This is where digitizing your jobsite becomes crucial. Snag lists are more than just a defects template. They are critical in managing communication between subcontractors and owners and even more vital in the real-time updates that are necessary to meet project deadlines. Instead of relying so heavily on the inefficiencies of manual communications, digitizing your snag list can be just the answer you’ve been looking for to smooth-over project management.

Adopting technology on the job site not only increases productivity, but can add a competitive advantage within the industry. By using a snag list app for example, your subcontractors and owners experience and much-easier line of communication, getting paid faster and completing jobs on-time. Having a real-time defects management tool can ensure optimum productivity, challenging what the industry so commonly struggles with.

As we near the end of 2018, we should use this opportunity to dive into the new year with a new approach. It’s time to for the status quo to be something better than delayed projects that go over budget and start digitizing the job site for productivity.

For more information from Trimble visit here.

Editor’s note: This article was first published on Trimble’s blog and can be viewed here.



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