In today’s construction industry, electrical contractors face many challenges in all phases of a project’s lifecycle. In preconstruction for instance, electrical contractors face challenges tracking bid information, hurdles in communication and collaboration, and typically have a lack of performance insight. In the construction phase, firms need to mitigate risk and safety issues, keep track of constant project changes, as well as overcome skilled labor challenges. These challenges impact project success or failure, including schedule slippage, safety incidents and budget overrun.
These problems can be avoided when electrical contractors embrace the right construction software. For instance, if plans change, everyone on the project knows immediately and can adjust their workflow accordingly. Teams will no longer need to do work that needs to be demoed later. As a result, schedules are more likely to be met, less materials are wasted, and budgets are not negatively impacted.
Tired of wasting time and resources? In our latest ebook, “How Electrical Contractors Can Leverage Software for Better Business Outcomes,” we’ll guide specialty contractors on how to embrace construction software tools to improve efficiency.
The need for electrical contractors to adopt modern digital technologies comes from many factors, including industry demand to drive position business outcomes, a desire to increase efficiency and mitigate risk, and the need to standardize and win more work. Technology can help contractors quickly and strategically respond to these challenges.
Our ebook discusses the following topics:
By the very nature of the job, electrical contractors work in a high-risk field and their work is some of the most dangerous on a jobsite. Without full project visibility, accidents may occur. For instance, imagine one of your workers down in an open trench. They’re operating heavy machinery based on faulty information indicating that there are no utilities present. When that type of information is wrong, accidents can happen. Unfortunately this scenario happened on a project where a city was reworking a formal naval base into a mixed-use development. Working from faulty information, the contractor was drilling in a trench and hit an energized electrical line. The worker suffered extensive injuries as a result.
With the tools built into construction solutions like Autodesk Construction Cloud™, this type of situation could have been avoided altogether. The location of all utilities would have been clearly documented in the app and easily viewable on any mobile device.
Prism Electric knew that the time spent driving to and from jobsites–in addition to sorting out issues between the BIM system–paired with the realities of the construction site itself, were costing the company. Prism knew that the right technology could maximize adoption and save critical time and money. The case study explores the time savings that were generated with cloud-based technology. Take a closer look by downloading the ebook for more details.
Overcome critical challenges on your electrical projects by rolling out the right software for the job. You can become more competitive and improve your overall ROI by investing in technology. Download our guide today, which will walk you through what factors you should consider when selecting construction software from the perspective of an electrical contractor.