A construction project is typically comprised of an inordinate number of processes across multiple levels – from physical labour on the ground to drawing up the plans in the office. On top of that, there are many different 3rd parties attempting to work around each other. Not only does this lead to a somewhat messy situation, but it breeds waste and inefficiencies; particularly when it comes to time.
Compartmentalised information, miscommunications and overlooked factors can make meeting one’s milestones and deadlines a very difficult task. Most construction professionals try to compensate by setting low expectations when it comes to deadlines; we at Next would like to suggest an alternative solution, however. In this blog, we will explore how Project can save construction professionals so much time at every step of the project journey.
While seemingly obvious, we believe that the road to a successful project begins with setting everybody on the same page.
This can be a major boon to time saving as it saves hours of backtracking through texts, email chains and paper files. Another way that this can help to save time lies in the work orders. If a worker is assigned a task without any context then the desired result may not be realised. By providing documentation that details what needs doing and why, such as meeting compliance or client specifications, you increase the chances that the job won’t need doing a second time.
Deadline & Budget Forecasting
Having the ability to log in and instantly gauge the total progress in relation to deadlines can allow decision makers to identify and rectify bottlenecks.
Less Negativity from Clients
Clients can get nervous when they feel that they aren’t in the loop. They consequently barrage project managers with emails, voicemails and texts demanding progress updates and explanations for setbacks. Next Project allows clients to gain visibility of the project so that they can see for themselves how much progress has been made and what is left to do. This frees construction professionals to focus on the job at hand.
Time is Money
The sooner a project can be completed, the less costly it is and the happier the client. Every project manager’s goal is to run a smooth operation with misunderstandings, frustrating setbacks, scheduling errors and sub-par work kept to a minimum. Next Project makes such goals easier to reach.