There is no doubt the construction industry continues to hold great promise for all that embrace the possibilities. I learned several years ago these possibilities help project managers identify, prevent, and reduce potential costly delays and disruptions before and after breaking ground. The ability to access information wherever contractors might be—in the office, field, or somewhere in between—is essential. And that means selecting the right software solution to help maintain and manage your ability to collaborate between the office and the field.
CSG (Core States Group), www.core-eng.com, Duluth, Ga., is an integrated program delivery provider that empowers clients with a suite of services that encompass architecture, engineering, program management, development and construction services.
One industry software provider is offering a construction business application as a “no-cost feature.” UBuildNet.com, www.ubuildnet.com, Bayville, N.J., has announced the UPro Project Dashboard is now a completely free feature on the construction and home improvement industry online solutions provider’s Website.
Finding possible flaws during the design phase when they are simpler to fix compared to rework on the construction site can bring savings.
Streamlining the process to get equipment, materials, and tools to a jobsite can save critical resources on a job.
Robust communication and collaboration across project teams and partners improves workflow processes and increases efficiencies.
While the imposing height of a skyscraper might be dizzying, so might the volume of information to manage in a large building project.
While saving time, enhancing safety, and minimizing disruption to rail service, scanning technology provides an enormous amount of data—even obtained from dimly lit spaces—for the design team on an infrastructure rebuild and rehab project in downtown Cleveland.
Mobile software from FieldConnect, www.fieldconnect.com, Irvine, Calif., in combination with Vista by Viewpoint, www.viewpoint.com, Portland, Ore., are found to be the right choice for mechanical contractor James Craft & Son, www.jamescraftson.com, York Haven, Pa., which worked with its previous paper-based work order system for two decades, but needed an “on-the-go” system to keep up with the growth in its business.
Provider of engineering, procurement, construction, and project management services to the oil and gas industry, Fabricom Offshore Services, Aberdeen, U.K., www.fabricomoffshore.co.uk, is using software from AVEVA, www.aveva.com, Chesterfield, U.K., for the brownfield modification of GDF Suez’s, www.gdfsuezna.com, Houston, Cygnus Platform in 2016.