It’s been proven over and over that breakdowns in communication on a construction project can lead to an abundance of unnecessary problems. Problems that can lead to confusion, frustration, unhappy clients, and can slash profitability for the contractor. When, for example, the field team is working from a different set of information than the back-office team, they’ll each make decisions on what they think is right, which may unknowingly go against what the other has decided, and cause mistakes, rework and incoherent communication to stakeholders. So, how can you avoid these common challenges of disconnected people, data and process? How can you move towards a more harmonious, collaborative environment where all team members are working with timely, accurate and complete information that they can each access from a centralized place?
By adopting a unified software platform that fosters teamwork, eliminates silos, and delivers one system of record for the project, contractors can wipe-out a multitude of these common communication problems that can plague construction projects. A centralized project management platform that everybody works from will deliver real-time information on project costs, hours, activities, equipment use, vendor productivity, performance metrics, materials management and a whole lot more. Not only that, but contractors can enforce standards on reporting, project controls and forecasts; in addition to preconfiguring data integrity rules for real-time accuracy. Potential issues or risks can be identified early on so that key decision makers can take corrective action to correct it and quickly move forward. Project controls have the data they need to keep projects humming to plan – keeping cost and schedule on track to successful delivery.
Contact us to learn more about how you can raise the bar on your project delivery by adopting a centralized platform where all your projects and programs – both current and historical – can live happily together for everyone to access.