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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Signs to Know You Need Construction Management Software

It is a known fact that capital projects are more complex and hence, while using construction management software, it is very important to ensure that it is the right solution for the project. The rise in the complexity of projects are due t various factors like incorporating advanced construction and engineering methods, increasing material & labor costs, sophisticated workforce, and bigger expectations of built assets.

The project teams are larger now, as the team members come from various organizations and work together and share project information and processes in a controlled environment, which leads to higher project risk and difficulty to manage. The project team members now have more project information to process, various RFIs and other communications among themselves and more documents and drawings, multi-dimensional models, with BIM gaining momentum around the globe. This requires rigorous management and any error can lead to adverse consequences, affecting delivery schedules, budgets and margins.

Given below are 13 indicators that would help to assess the current level of project control and would suggest if the construction management software used provides the correct solution to manage the complexity of projects-

  • RFIs take several weeks or months to process through to closure
  • Design reviews drag out as the clashes are not detected and resolved immediately
  • The project team works with incomplete and inaccurate documents that are not updated as well
  • The project team does not receive significant emails and fails to respond in time
  • Limited or no visibility of the activities of the project team
  • Project workflows break down, which cannot be detected until deadlines are missed
  • Field inspections lead to an enormous paper work due to unresolved issues
  • At the end of each project, the handover of operation and maintenance manuals are haphazard
  • Project information cannot be located whenever required
  • Key milestones in project schedules miss
  • Incurring additional project costs and running over budget
  • Built assets have quality and operational issues
  • Projects have more excuses and conflicts than on-time deliverables

Signs to Know You Need Construction Management Software

Published By
Tuhin Maity

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