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Addressing Communication Issues in the Construction Industry with BUILDFitters

Discover how to address and overcome communication issues in the construction industry. Explore effective strategies, tools, and best practices for improving team collaboration, enhancing project coordination, and maximizing productivity. Gain insights into the challenges faced in communication and unlock solutions to foster seamless communication within your construction projects.

The domino effect of communication issues in construction industry: 

Poor team communication can have a cascading effect that causes delays and cost overruns. Connecting cross-functional teams, often made up of employees from different employers, presents a significant problem when managing a construction project. The project’s success depends on its ability to coordinate its activities effectively. Smooth communication is made possible by specially designed software. Streamlining AEC communication with software: 

These issues are effectively addressed by BUILDFitters, a software solution tailored for the AEC industry. Firstly, it provides a central location for direct team communication within the specific project or task at hand. Moreover, all communications are diligently recorded and easily accessible for inspection, streamlining tracking and collaboration.

Furthermore, BUILDFitters operates as a cloud-based software, alleviating the challenges of leading remote teams by granting everyone online access to a shared workspace. This enables project managers to monitor team progress in real-time and proactively anticipate issues through continuous tracking of communication, activity, and documentation.

BUILDFitters Demo: 

Now I am going to show you how this works in BUILDFitters. Assuming I am scheduling a Phase 4 Exterior Finish milestone with the following sample tasks: 

  1. Install House Wrap 
  2. Roofing 
  3. Masonry 
  4. Siding / Stucco 
  5. Concrete Prefinal Grade 
  6. Exterior Painting 

As you can see from the screenshot below, the project manager created the tasks and milestone in BUILDFitters Schedule, assigned some resources to the tasks and set the estimated start and finish date.  

BUILDFitters Schedule

Once a task is assigned to a resource or team, they can seamlessly view the task on their BUILDFitters Mobile app. As illustrated in the screenshot below, this feature enhances collaboration and ensures everyone stays informed.

assign task  to a resource or team

As you can see, once the resource completes the Install House Wrap task, the schedule automatically updates the task to completed.  

Changes such as status update actual duration spent, timesheet, and project daily reports are automatically generated for the Project manager.  

timesheetstatus update-timesheet

 

As a project manager, I can see which task is overdue, in progress, not started, and completed from the color icon beside each task. I can see the actual duration of hours spent on a task, I can see the overall progress for each milestone, and I can check the daily report generated from the on-site activities.     

progress tracking

Conclusion: 

communication issues in construction industry between stakeholders are essential for the success of any project. BUILDFitters is an integrated, customizable AEC solution that helps project managers streamline communication throughout the project lifecycle. If you have any questions or queries regarding BUILDFitters,

 

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