Construction projects have many moving parts, and managing all those different elements is crucial for project success. One wrong piece of information can create a snowball effect and potentially lead to project teams building off the wrong set of plans resulting in schedule delays, cost overruns, and a loss in morale.
One way to ensure that teams are coordinated and working off the latest data set is connected construction. By connecting and integrating workflows and data, information flows seamlessly from one system to the next, ensuring collaboration across stakeholders. At its core, connected construction connects teams, processes, and information from start to finish across the project’s lifecycle.
To better understand how our customers define connected construction and the value of integrated workflows, we asked, “what does connected construction mean to you?” The following response is from David Vrabel, Estimator at Herrero Builders.
My name is David Vrabel. I'm an estimator here at Herrero Builders.
The most important features especially within an estimating software or a construction software would just be the connectivity between all levels of the project from owner, to architect, to general contractor, to sub.
Some of the downfalls with not having access to the latest data, tools, and equipment would just be a lack of continuity throughout project staff.
For me, Connected Construction is really one-stop-shop for an entire project team. A single platform where people will be able to drop in and access whatever documentation would be required for their day-to-day tasks is just going to save everybody time.
It’s really great to just have that ease of access for everybody involved, and also that accountability where my sub knows exactly what he wrote down. I reviewed it and submit it to the architect. It just makes such a difference with a streamlined function.
But I do find that having resolution come in a more timely manner is really the way of the future. Having someone spend two hours drafting something up, versus working as a team collaboratively and working on it once, making sure it's finalized in a timely manner, it just saves pennies. Those pennies make the difference in the longterm.