Construction Project Efficiency – The Five Biggest Factors
The success of any project in any field depends on work efficiency and productivity. This is especially true in the case of the construction industry.
What is Construction Efficiency?
Construction efficiency refers to the extent to which resources, such as time, labor, materials, and costs, are utilized optimally during the process of building or creating structures.
- Planning the project
- Supply chain management
- Site management
- Equipment health
- Streamlining communication
AlphaBOLD’s BUILDFitters is the perfect solution for automating all these processes. BUILDFitters is a technology solution specially built for the AEC industry to increase construction project efficiency. With BUILDFitters, companies can automate key AEC processes across the entire project lifecycle.
Let’s dig deep into how BUILDFitters helps with all these factors one by one.
1. Collect Data
BUILDFitters consists of numerous features that can help any project owner or even a general contractor plan the project way ahead of time. Pre-Planning is very crucial for a project as it improves efficiency in the construction project Thinking ahead of time can always help with the problems of unrealistic deadlines, over budgeting, or even with the wrong estimation of equipment or materials. BUILDFitters offers many features from which some are listed below:
- Budget Estimation
Before starting the construction, the general contractor or owner can easily estimate the budget with BUILDFitters accurate budget management module. Adding a list of all the equipment or materials required can provide the most accurate estimated budget.
- 3D- Visualizer:
- Vendor & Equipment Selection:
- Gantt Chart:
Gantt chart helps you streamline all the schedules and timelines to know if you are at your desired timeline. This gives a 360-view of all the schedules (upcoming or completed)
- Project Summary:
2. Planning the Project
Supply chain management provides an edge to the companies implementing it by managing various factors especially by increasing the project’s efficiency BUILDFitters assists in all these supply chain factors to ensure that the companies are a step ahead.
- Inventory Details:
- Material Procurement:
- Preferred Vendor List:
Maintaining a close alliance with the vendors is essential for a successful project. BUILDFitters displays a list of preferred vendors so you can easily choose whomever you want.
- Accurate Calculations:
3. Site Management
Site inspection and visitation are a must for every general or even subcontractor. They need to visit the site daily to ensure that all the work is up to the mark. BUILDFitters has come up with unique features which can help optimize this entire process.
- Site Photos:
- Real-time updates:
- Visitor Log:
All the visitors or employees visiting the site can be tracked through the app and can also be accessed by the owner or the field admin easily.
- Site Cleanup:
- Site Inspection:
4. Equipment Health
A construction project’s efficiency depends heavily on the equipment and materials being used. A successful construction project is a result of timely delivery and management of material being used. BUILDFitters ensures this by helping in tracking equipment health and managing inspection of materials. Following are the factors by which you can oversee the equipment health using BUILDFitters:
First and foremost, procuring equipment and material is important, and BUILDFitters helps you choose the best vendors and equipment.
- Tracking Equipment:
- Categorizing equipment:
- Equipment Maintenance/ Inspection:
- Equipment Manual:
At the end of the project, it is essential to provide equipment manuals to help with any future hazards. BUILDFitters provides easy to understand templates for this.
5. Streamlining Communication
Miscommunication can lead to the failure or delay of a construction project. Imagine not communicating with other team members, finding errors in the communicated data fields, or even not getting hold of the vendor for the most-awaited material. These scenarios are nightmare for the contractor or the project owner. To improve a construction project’s efficiency it is necessary to communicate effectively. BUILDFitters brings the best communication features to help stay in touch with all the team members.
- Integration with other solutions:
BUILDFitters can easily integrate all other top collaboration software such as Microsoft Teams and Office 365. This helps create teams and projects automatically, resulting in effective communication between team members and the owner.
- Templates for Proposals & Contracts:
To send proposals and contracts to the vendors and relevant personnel is no big task with BUILDFitters. You can find easily understandable automated templates which can be used for these purposes.
- Communication with Vendors:
- Feedback for Employees:
This was a brief overlook of the five most significant factors that help in improving construction project efficiency. All these five factors play a significant role in taking a construction project to the heights of success. Due to the competitive nature of this industry, the success of a project may also mean the survival of a company. Therefore, the AEC companies must achieve the project goal effectively and in time. AlphaBOLD’s solution, BUILDFitters is the perfect solution for companies to enhance their construction project efficiency.